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TIMER PROBLEMS WHEN YOU SET THE TIMER TO CYCLE WANTED THEN PULL SWITCH (TIMER( TO TURN ON WASHER IT FILLS WITH WATER THEN STOPS. IF YOU MESS WITH SWITCH PUSH/PULL IT ON AND OFF YOU CAN GET IT TO RUN THROUGH THE FULL CYCLE. YOU MAY NEED TO DO THE ON/OFF 15 TO 20 TIMES BEFORE IT RUN. THEN SOMETIMES IT WILL PAST THE EDN OF CYCLE INTO THE NEXT ONE.THE WASH IS TEN YEARS OLD.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    your timer is bad. with a model # we may be able to refer you to an online part to purchase.

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You need to replace the cycle timer. Try cleaning it with electric contact cleaner. This is available at any home depot. Sometimes just a good cleaning will solve the sticking problem.

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Inside the timer there are a set of contacts which supply the timer with the voltage to run it, plus all the other loads

Over a period of time the contacts get weak with the heat that is built up in them while the washer is running (Especially if you run high temperature washes and the heater is on a lot)

The contacts then burn on the two surfaces that meet and it become pitted.

Repeatedly switching on and off causes the two surfaces to meet occasionally and you will get a circuit

No way out other than a new timer.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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