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As goes through cycle starts and stops until done

No matter what agitate setting or cycle I set the machine on the washing machine will fill just fine then once it starts agitating will stop after a moment pause for a couple of minutes then start again just to agitate for maybe 30 sec. at a time. . Will continue this until cycle is completely done. Take 7 HOURS for normal cycle to finish. Will then even start and stop to drain and spin so no sure what is going on.

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

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


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.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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