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Follow up thanks for your reply. I checked the contacts to the timer and all are connected. my wife said that the washer has been having problems for some time -- prior to stopping completely recently, the washer would not go to the spin cycle until the lid is lifted, which causes it to cycle to rinse. wondering since it stopped completly if the timer was going bad, or perhaps the circuit board that attaches to the timer. is there any way to know, as i will try to order fairly expensive part if I can guess which one. thanks in advance.

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That's odd. the washer would not run in the spin cycle if the lid is lifted but in your case, it would run if you lift the lid.

check the lid also. it could have been damaged and the contacts were able to swap location or change status.

it should be close contacts when the lid is close and open when the lid is open. check the resistance.

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