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Will fill with water but doesn't start cycle

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One possibility is that the timer motor has failed.
That would mean the timer should not be sounding like there is a clock (ticking) inside, and the knob should not advance as it ticks.
You can listen for the ticking by putting your ear to the control panel on top.
The reason it fills is that that is the first step, and it would do that, even if the times doesn't work sometimes.
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If the timer gets to the rinse cycle and stops,
Check the lid switch for continuity. If no continuity replace the lid switch.
If the timer continues through rinse and spin without doing either, replace the timer.

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The problem is the pressure switch has failed or the hose is plugged up, has a hole in it. These are usually inexpensive and are very easy to replace. Here is a video this will walk you thru testing and replacing a pressure switch. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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SOURCE: My washer fills and doesn't

The fill switch is bad. That's the only "safety" on the washer that will shut the water off after reaching desired depth. To test it, run your machine on the various water levels. For example, start out on the low setting. If the water doesn't shut off after the tub is half full, then it's the fill switch inside the unit next to the tub.

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