Top Load Washer - Deep Fill

The Deep Fill option (not to be confused with Deep Fill Rinse) will add additional water to the wash load, regardless of whether you used a manual or a load-sensing fill. The Deep Fill feature is recommended for special case loads rather than normal use.


  • On non-Energy Star models with this option: Deep Fill is available on all wash cycles.
  • On Energy Star models with this option:
    • Deep Fill is available on all wash cycles except the Normal/Colors cycle due to 2016 Department of Energy regulations.
    • Energy Star models manufactured before July 2016 offered Deep Fill on all wash cycles, including the Normal/Colors cycle.

There are two ways Deep Fill can be used:

  • Add a little more water: Press the Deep Fill button once before starting the cycle to add 3 gallons of water to the wash load. Once the washer has stopped filling, you can press it again to add 3 more gallons.
  • Full Tub Fill: Press and hold Deep Fill button for 3 seconds to fill the washer to the maximum water level. It will fill to approximately 26 gallons except on portable / stationary models with Deep Fill. On these models the maximum water level is approximately 20 gallons.


Using Deep Fill:

  • The lid must be down when using the Deep Fill option.
  • After starting the washer, the water level can be increased any time before the end of the wash phase.
    • Pressing Deep Fill will add more water.
    • 2015 and newer models with a selectable load size level (i.e., Small, Medium, Large, Super), selecting a larger water level will add more water without causing the unit to drain. It will continue to wash with the larger amount of water.
  • Any time the Deep Fill feature is turned on, the Deep Fill LED light is illuminated regardless if it was a one-time press (added 3 gallons) or if it was held for 3 seconds (full deep fill). The light stays on even after the selected fill is complete to show that the feature was selected.

For information about Deep Fill Rinse: Top Load Washers - Deep Fill Rinse