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the timer on all maytag's ( top load turn clock wise/ push in to stop/ pull to start . the spring back ??? the timer shaft may be sticking and is hard to turn . remove face cap and clip pull dial and lube with a light oil or spray lube / reinstall and this moy help .. mm

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Maytag washer repair


The washing machine timer can be considered the brain that controls the washing machine's systems. Although timers are ruggedly constructed, they contain a variety of tiny parts, like springs and movable contacts, that can develop problems that keep the machine from operating properly. The movable contacts can become burned and fuse together or they can become stuck in the open position, thus disrupting the wash cycles. The timer's motor can also become defective, thus preventing the timer from advancing through its cycles.

a defective timer motor, the motor's control contacts stuck in the open position or defective drive gears. Unplug the timer's wiring harness, then, with the timer set to any position other than off, check for continuity through the motor contacts. Continuity will be indicated by a "0.000" on the meter's display. A pictorial diagram on the back of the machine will tell you which numbers on the timer socket corresponds to which set of contacts in the timer. Likewise, a functional timer motor will display a resistance reading greater than 0.000, but less than 5 ohms. Open contacts or a defective motor winding will be indicated by an "O.L." on the meter's display.
IF A defective timer will only work in some cycles and not others. Then check for a broken wire in the wiring harness, check for continuity through those contacts using your meter. Wires in the wiring harness can break, but it's not a common occurrence unless they get pinched during the assembly of the machine.

If the same part of each cycle setting, such as the spin cycle does not operate properly, the problem probably is not the timer but some other component such as the transmission shifting mechanism. If the problem occurs when using only one cycle setting, the problem is a bad timer.

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How to replace the timer on a Kenmore 90 series washing machine?


The timer on a washing Kenmore washing machine is the brains of the unit. The timer controls how long the clothes are to be washed, rinsed, spun and dried. The timer is located behind the timer knob in the main control panel. If the timer fails, it can be replaced with just a few hand tools.
1 Unplug the washing machine's cord from the electrical outlet.
2 Remove the two screws securing the main-panel end caps with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Lift the main panel up and rotate it backward so the inside of the panel is exposed. If your model does not have end caps, slide a putty knife between the main panel and the washing machine's top, then pry up to free the panel from its retaining clips.
3 Turn the knob by hand from one side while looking at the back of the timer from the other side. You should see the timer knob's shaft turning. Grasp the black plastic locking tab in the center of the timer knob's shaft with a pair of needle-nose pliers and pull it out. You should feel a click.
4 Pull the timer knob off of its shaft. You may need to hold the locking tab with the pliers as you do this. Remove the trim plate from under the knob.
5 Unplug the wiring connector from the back of the timer. Remove the screws securing the timer to the main panel with a nut driver and remove the timer.
6 Install the new timer into the panel and secure it with the screws, using a nut driver. Install the timer's trim plate and wire connector.
7 Install the knob onto the timer's shaft. Make sure the locking tab is still pulled out before installing the knob. Once the knob is pushed onto the shaft, hold the knob with one hand while pushing the locking tab in from the other side. You should feel it click into position.
8 Reinstall the main panel and end caps, if applicable. Plug in the electrical cord and run the washer on various wash and rinse cycles to test that the timer is working.

Things You Will Need
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Nut driver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Timer

Warning
  • Pulling or installing the timer knob without first pulling the locking tab can break the tab, the shaft or the knob.

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The cycle selector is not engaged onto the timer shaft. Need to remove the on/off knob by removing the plastic "U" clip. Remove the cycle selctor knob and check that the steel spring clip on the selector is fully seated. Re-install the cycle selector onto the timer shaft aligning the selector key with the with tthe notch on the timer shaft. Re-install the on/off knob.

The cycle selector and on/off combination is a poor design. Users press the on/off knob in and turn clockwise to set the wash cycle. If you're not gentle this action wears the teeth on the timer shaft and the user has to press harder and harder to set the wash cycle. This pressing causes the cycle selector to be pushed off the timer shaft and you can no longer operate the machine.

VERY IMPORTANT:
Stop using the on/off knob to set the wash cycle. Press on the cycle selector to set the wash cycle. Use the on/off knob only for starting or stopping the machine. Don't press or pull too hard on the on/off knob or you will wind up pushing the cycle selector off the timer shaft.

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the timer on all maytag's ( top load turn clock wise/ push in to stop/ pull to start . the spring back ??? the timer shaft may be sticking and is hard to turn . remove face cap and clip pull dial and lube with a light oil or spray lube / reinstall and this moy help .. mm

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pop the front chrome cover off the knob, slide the spring clip off the timer shaft, remove the spring and bezel, then remove the dial indicator. Reverse this process to reinstall the knob.

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MY KELVINATOR KL15TL WASHING MACHINE DOES NOT START THE SICLE AFTER LETTING IN THE WATER


I can think of three possible causes. The first is the timer not advancing to the wash cycle. Try manually advancing the timer and see if it will start. The second possibility is the drive motor or drive belt. Open the access panel to see if the belt is intact, then see if the motor starts when you manually advance the timer to wash. The third possibility is the lid switch. You can usually get to it by inserting a putty knife in the two from corners to pop the spring clips open, and the top flips back.

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