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The water is added to the tub in about 3 seconds cycles??

I JUST got the Kenmore 500 top load washer, the "blue crew" from Sears set it up. He ran a hot rinse through it and told me I could then start my laundry. Well, I did and the water only fills in 3 second cycles, then it shuts off for about 10 seconds, then on then off. This has been going on for about 10 minutes now. I thought maybe it was normal but for the first few minutes but this is rediculous.

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It appears your timer/main controller has failed in this instance.

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