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Start machine, fills with water and timer starts to run down but nothing happens

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    is there any tests that i can do to determine exactly

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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that the issue is with the Timer going bad which is not starting the cycle, also if the Timer seems to be working fine then please check the Lid Switch. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment with the manufacturers name and model no# for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on May 01, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith May 01, 2010

    Please post a comment with the manufacturers name and model no# for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee

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