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Gentle Cycle fails to engage

Normal cycle operation works however when the gentle or slow speed is selected, a loud clicking noise occurs with no agitiation. also clothes are very wet at end of spin cycle. washer purchased in 2001.

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Re: Gentle Cycle fails to engage

I suggest replacing timer or WATER inlet solenoid

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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