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Hotpoint washer mod wlw2500b selector switch not engaging

Selector switch which includes ''off'' ''Permanent Press'' Knits/Delicate'' ''pull to Start'' Push to Stop'' ''heavy Soil'', etc, etc. does not engage when you push and spin knob to the desired selection unless you push really hard. Wife unable to push in hard enough to engage switch. Which part of switch needs replacing? Many thanks for assistance.

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It appears your timer/main controller 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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