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Kenmore washer won't wash or agitate, but will rinse and spin

I have a Kenmore 80 series (model# 110.26842691) washer that will not start the wash cycle and fill with water nor will it start the agitate cycle. It makes NO noise when in either of these cycles so I know it is not trying to do something when in these cycles. However, it will fill with water when you put it in the rinse cycle and it will also go into the spin cycle. After troubleshooting for the better part of the afternoon, I have determined that the problem must be the timer.

Can someone tell me if I am headed in the right direction or if I am missing something before I drop $120 on a new timer? Thanks for your time.

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  • stallardmark Jan 30, 2009

    Fixed the problem by replacing the timer as I had figured was the problem anyway.

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It appears your timer has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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