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Re: Washer does not spin or agitate at all. Timer works.
Check your belt. It may have become loose.
On the top right and left of the front panel insert a putty knife about 3 inches in where the top meets the front panel.
This will release the front panel so that you can see the motor and belt operation.
Better still, a 5 month old machine call for factory authorized service.
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You could have two problems here. One is a bad timer not giving the signal to spin and the other burning smell is usually a belt slipping on the drive shaft. Either way, it's time to have it checked out. If it it's a newer model without any belt the electric motor is heating up and this definetly needs to be checked out.
When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:
It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. If this is the case, turn off the water and remove the hoses. Check both hoses to be sure the filter screens are not clogged with crud and that the hoses aren't kinked.
If pump works fine or still pumps out water, then it is a timer malfunction. Replace the timer and you should be fine. To locate a part number for your timer, refer to www3.sears.com with the model number off your washer.