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Won't cycle to the next step

I have a front load washer that starts to fill when set to wash but stops after it fills and will not cycle to the next phase of the wash. I can put it manually on spin and it will spin out the water but I cannot get it to cycle. I have changed the timer unit. The motherboard was replaced last year (third time for this circuit). What recommendations can you give me?

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Maytag neptunes are the worst appliances to get. i worked for maytag and the neptunes are over price and break very easy. plus the cost of repairs are very expensive. i would recomend getting a new washer. youve put enough money into this one and getting it fixed is going to be expensive. especially when the fix is only temporary. something else is going to leak or break.

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