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We have an Kenmore 70 Series Heavy Duty Plus washing machine that is about 20 years old. The washer stops after the wash cycle and we have to manually move the dial one notch. The washer then completes the remaining cycles. Is there an easy fix for this or does it require aa service call. Thank you for your help

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Two things to check.

1. If, instead of manually turning the dial, try lifting and lowering the lid. Sometimes, The washer won't go into the spin cycle if the lid is open. If the Lid Switch is loose or broken it's a relatively easy fix.

2. It could be the timer / timer motor itself.

Following is the Whirlpool / Kenmore installation and maintenance manual on direct drive washers that may help.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


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This is the deal, your washer is way to old to fix. The board is going bad and that is why it will not cycle properly. It would cost about $150.00 to fix and that does not even include labor. Consider craigslist as you can find some great deals from 40-60 for a newer one. Hope this helps.
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