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I have a whirlpool washer. Model GVW9959KQ2. In the wash cycle, it jumps from 20 minutes to 4 minutes. I have replaced the main board, the rps sensor and the lid swith. None of these have fixed the problem

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The problem is either a faulty pressure switch or a defective timer board. The first one is a more common fault.
The pressure switch senses the level of water remaining in the tub. By closing and opening the switch determines the advancement of the timer board.
If the washer skips fill, drain or agitate, then the problem is likely the pressure switch.

Sometimes the switch can be superficially tested or even fixed by blowing inside the rubber tube attached to the switch.
A full test on the switch is performed reading Ohms at switch's terminal while blowing into the hose.

If the water level switch is OK, then the faulty part is the timer control.

The water level is part 8 in diagram below:

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If you want to contact a technician call the number listed on the owners manual.

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If you still cant fix it come back here..and ask i will help you out..
And please dont forget to rate if its solved..

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