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Model # 970c40064

The timer clock on main dial does not appear to advance. Replaced dial unit, but still no advancement. All functions work, if you manually advance the dial. Noticed a hum in the lower part of the machine. There is a panel located there. Is it a transformer problem or relay problem?

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Re: model # 970c40064

It was the door switch all along. I replaced it. However the new switch hummed louder than the original. The switch comes apart and after cleaning the contacts, voila, the old switch worked like new again. Very easy to change on this machine. I will be taking the new switch back. Nice to know some things are easy to fix. Just simple mechanical point type contacts. Not bad for a 7 year old machine.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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Because your dealing with water & electricity it can be lethal to fiddle around inside. That said...
Washing machines are controlled by a master timer unit, usually mechanical, but rotated by an AC Clock motor. If the timer is not getting voltages to the various Switches around the "timer unit" or "clock motor" then the individual selected functions won't work.
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