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Fiinal Spin cycle in Cotton/Linen does not work

I have a Magic Chef washer. Purchased in 1993. Model W205K. The final spin cycle in the Cotton & Linen wash cycle does not work. It does work in the Perma Press and the Knits & Delicates Cycles. I am wondering if the Cotton cycle is a higher spin speed. The operating instructions that came with the washer have these specs for spin speeds: Normal - 600 RPM and Slow 400 RPM. What is the problem? Can I fix it myself? How much will it cost to fix? What parts do I need?

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It appears your timer has failed in this instance.

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