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Only Gentle Cycle Works

I can only wash, rinse and spin in the gentle cycle. If I try to use regular or heavy cycles, the water fills but won't procede with agitation and the timer stops. Any ideas?

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Re: Only Gentle Cycle Works

You have a bad timer. You can take the cover off and verify. Look for burnt contacts.

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