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Front loader wont agitate or spin, but it fills with water and pumps water out

Hi i have a older model kenmore front loader washer the stack kind the dryer works fine ut when i turn on the washer it fills but it wont do anything i hear the timer clicking but it doesnt agitate or spin but it does punp water out can you help please,thanks chris. I have the same issue. The washer is located a vacation home and it worked 6 weeks earlier. We do have a mice problem there. I took off the back and top to see if it was just a belt issue. The belt seemed fine and the motor did not seem to move after the washer was filled with water. I did not do a diagnosis to see if the motor was getting the signal to turn on.

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The timer is failed.

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SOURCE: front loader wont agitate or spin, but it fills with water and pumps water out

likely the lid switch is bad - if not the ECU/timer is.

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