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Washing machine will agitate on spin cycle instead of spinning. All cycles work fine, fill, wash/agitate, drain, fill, rinse, drain, but anytime it should be spinning it is agitating instead. Is it the timer?

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Could be, Try any of the online appliance parts stores, Mfg, model possibly year. There is a possibility depending on age that a "reversing switch" is not working properly or connections from or to it are bad. Or possibly the drive motor is not "accepting" the switch's instruction.

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

  • wrightp1nku Apr 14, 2015

    Thanks gbob59 for the advice. This model does not have a switching relay and I had a known good motor I swapped in but it didn't fix it. I took the timer off and opened it up to check it out and found some contacts that were burned up pretty good. In hopes that I found the problem I cleaned them, checked the continuity and operation, then reassembled it. I reinstalled the timer only to have the same issue. At that point I was done, a month and a half ago I had just put a used transmission, tub seal, and had to rig a wallowed out tub where the seal sits in the same washer. It worked perfectly, until it didn't work perfectly. We bit the bullet and got a new LG he top load washer and I am very impressed. I hope this new one can last 12 years before it has issues like my old one did, time will tell.
    Thanks again!

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