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During cycle the control knob stops clicking at various times and the cycle stops. It can be restarted by manually turning the knob through one or more clicks.

The model is old PL 512. Inside the controller there is a set of what looks like plastic "cams". Could it be that they are worn. If so can the controller unit be replaced

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It indicates that it is the old style clock programmer and they have a service life after which the points activated by the cams and they pit or burn and the controller becomes unreliable in operation
you do not mention a make but if it is a westinghouse, simpson, hoover, whirlpool, the controller is upwards of $150.00 ---$200.00 aud and are getting scarce
Best advice is to call out a technician for the brand and get a proper diagnosis and go from the quote

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How to reset brandt washing machine


Stopped or Won't Start If the washer won't start or has stopped during a load, verify it has power. Plug a nightlight or other device into the power outlet to test it if you can easily access it. Otherwise, check the circuit box for a tripped breaker. Open and close the lid or door of the machine. If the washer stopped during a wash, adjust the load so that it is balanced. Check if the drain hose is clogged, and clear if needed. Turn the machine on with dry hands. If it still won't start, unplug it or turn the circuit breaker off, then back on until the breaker firmly clicks in place and plug the machine into the outlet. Push the restart button. Some machines may require you set the knob to a specific setting for the reset feature to work. On some machines, hold down the button labeled "Start-Pause" or "Stop" for a slow count of five. Turn the washing machine on. Run a rinse and spin cycle to check that washer is working and that the error code, if applicable, cleared.
Washers Without a Reset Button If it isn't possible to access the washing machine's plug to manually reset the washer, turn off the circuit breaker. Leave it off from 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the machine model or instructions in the owner's manual. For washers with a knob control, turn the dial clockwise to any cycle other than "Final Spin." With button controls, select any cycle other than "Spin." Check that the water to the washing machine is on. Turn the breaker back on. Turn the washing machine on. Some machines require that you open and close the lid six times after plugging the machine in to reset the motor.
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A fairly common problem! The official instructions are

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
4. Push the START button.

Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFE
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press START

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The touch bottons are clicking on and off and nothing works. I had to shut the washer off in a hurry recently and this is the result.


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The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case, the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and then press Start/Resume.On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or resume the dishwasher cycle.Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on

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My Maytag QuietSeries 400 dishwasher won't start. Sometimes 88 flashes on the display and that's all. What does that mean? Model # MDB7601AWB


Dishwasher will not start Is the door open or unlatched?
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc), interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed backward will also cause incomplete door closure.

Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord, make sure it is plugged in.

Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)
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