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Timer runs backwards

I need to see if I need to replace the timer. Timer sometimes runs backwards. I will set in in automatic cycle and it runs counterclockwise. Sometimes it does work but at times it does not. Do I need to replace the timer? Most forums say I do not. I want to see what I need to do. Any help would be appreciated.

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Looks like the timer is starting to fail,hope this helps

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