What causes washing machine to agitate before filled with water

Appliance Repair Troubleshooting QuestionsCategory: Washing MachinesWhat causes washing machine to agitate before filled with water
Anonymous asked 7 years ago
When I turn washer on, it starts agitating right away before water is in. It continues adding water and agitates, goes through cycles too quickly and after rinses and spins, it adds more water to clothes. Cycles completes and clothes are soggy. Is there a way to reset cycle? Whirlpool