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I have a Kenmore washer, model 41729042992, that would not start, it just hummed.  I replaced the timer and I'm not sure if I connected the correct wires to the #1 and 1a terminal.  The type is 514 154 A   419.  I may have reversed them.  I ran it through a wash cycle and it seems to work normally.  How can I tell?

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  • Craig Monsen Mar 16, 2008

    The timer would not turn, the humming was coming from the timer motor.  I replaced it and everything seems to work fine.  I'm just not sure about the last two wires I transferred from the old timer to the new one.  I looked for a wiring diagram on the inside of the cabinet, but I didn't find one.

  • raallen22 May 12, 2008

    I have the same problem rcraigy. I was thinking it is the timer, So thanks for posting this before I took the whole thing apart to troubleshoot. Guess I'll order the part on EBAY $80 vs $146



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What do you mean on your comment that wash cycle works ok
does it wash and only hum on spin
i do not have a wiring diagram to help you on 1 and 1a
so you need to use trial and error

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