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Washer Machine does not work properly.

I have a front load washer machine that is one year old. I load the machine, select the cycle and pull out the button to star it. So far it work fine two minutes later when it empty the water the timer does not move from that position no matter which cycle I use. To use it now I have to stay there and move the timer forward every time stops. Any suggestions will be much appreciate. Thank you MR

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Re: Washer Machine does not work properly.

MR, Im assuming that your model starts with 417-44102. There could be a number of problems here but lets start with the drain pump itself. On this model, even though the tub looks empty there could be water under the basket. There is a pressure switch that will not allow the unit to spin if it detects water in the tub. I have found on many occasions that the pump has debris in it preventing a full drain. If you drop the bottom panel you will see the pump on the right side bottom. Get a pan, remove the hoses and clean out the debris. Another thing is you want to make sure that the hot and cold water are turned on to the washer, it will not advance if they are not turned on. If these areas check out ok, then some detailed tests will have to be made on the motor controller. back

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