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Start button sometimes won't work. Minute counter not right min.

I have a Kenmore HE3 front load washer. For some reason the minutes that show on the display are not the same in real time. When it shows a minute left it's more like 5 minutes or more. Can you explain how the minute counter works. Also, the button that you push to start the wash cycle doesn't always work the first time. I have to keep pushing it off and on until the door clicks locked. Is this a common problem?

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It appears your timer has failed in this instance.

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