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Machine comes on fills with water but will not advance on its own. But it seems the cycle continues because it will go off after a while but when I lift the lid the water still there and if i manually turn the unit will continue where it left off at.

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This symptom of the unit filing and then not washing can be caused by few things.

1. The water level pressure switch not making contact to the motor control circuit but shutting off the water valve. There should be 120 VAC on the yellow wire of the water level control pressure switch when the fill level has reached the correct level.

2. An internal timer contact problem for the motor control circuit. Power for the timer motor should also be present on terminal 14 of the timer.

3. A defective motor speed switch. There should also be power on the yellow wire going to the motor.

All of the above power is sourced via the lid switch.
Black wire is power in. You know you have power in... as it fills.

Schematic:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/frame_diagram.aspx?diagram_id=1330708&pkw_=basket&model_id=5170285&NewWindow=1

This is going to take a meter to isolate the problem. Changing parts can get expensive but treouble shooting with a meter will result in determining where the failure has occurred.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

Posted on May 30, 2010

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    Kelly Aug 31, 2010

    There is always the possibility that the timer motor is getting weak causing the timer to hang. Damaged internal timer contacts can cause mechanical hang ups also. From reading that you can turn the dial and it will continue from that point.... the water level float switch and the timer have to be part if the troubleshooting process. One of the two will be causing the problem. Usually when a float level pressure switch fails it won't agitate but will spin. The cycle will hang where it is supposed to agitate. If it is ;a timer caused mechanical hang problem it could be any where on the dial... but usually repeats in the same general area of the timer dial.

    Kelly

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    mary ervin Dec 13, 2013

    My will fill with water then nothing?

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