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Timer on washing machine turns but does not wash cycle

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If water comes in but motor does not engage,probably the lid switch is the culprit.if you hear the motor turning but there is no movement,suspect a bad belt.if water does not come in @ all -verify that the units water supply is turned on.if water is on u probably hear a low humming noise indicating the valve is getting voltage, but no water can get through.remove hoses and clean grit and grime from valve filter screens. if no grit or grime. replace water valve on machine

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If you could open one up, you'd find
that the contacts causing the intermittent problem are burnt from arcing. All washing machine timers
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Hi. your problem is actually a rather complicated one.

Timer and selector switches The timer switch is usually the largest dial on the main control panel. It can be either a mechanical device much like a simple clock, or completely electronic with just a digital readout.

The timer runs the washing machine in a pre-determined pattern. It provides the electricity to all of the washing machine components at the correct time and for the correct length of time.

The Start switch is usually part of the timer knob. When you set the timer to the proper cycle, you either pull or push the timer knob to start the cycle.

The selector switches or knobs vary from machine to machine. Most washing machines have one or several switches or knobs on the control panel besides the Timer/Start switch. These let you adjust certain settings; for example, the water temperature, spin speed, timer cycle, and so on. Normally, the washing machine completes the cycle selected on the timer, regardless of how you set these switches and knobs.

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Unless you jarred the machine it's the timer. You can check this by bypassing the lid switch and seeing if it will cycle.

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