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Timer on washing machine

Hi again. I posted another issue on my initial request from last month, but not sure if it went thru to you. I have been manually advancing my cycles on the washing machine, but today I thought I would try a different wash setting (I used Perm Press cycle instead of Ultra Clean) and the machine went through all cycles on its own from start to finish! Do you think it is still the timer? I have one on order thru Sears (160.+) but will cancel the order if I do not need it.

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  • imnothandy Mar 10, 2008

    I just put another load of laundry in, and it is not advancing again. I tried the perm press cycle again (which worked an hour ago) but I did change the water level from medium to large. what the heck is going on?!

  • elgmar Mar 26, 2008

    We have a 1 1/2 year old Maytag Atlantis MAV8551

    The control dial will not advance. Once it is advanced to wash it will continue untill we realize the dial is not moving. We then manually set it to spin and rinse. The spn cycle will not advance and not turn off. Is this control unit computerized or mechanical? What is the repair procedure.



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Replace the timer

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