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My ge Washer model # WCSR4170D0WW has had issues advancing in some cycles. Yesterday it got stuck in the drain cycle and water was on the floor. Not sure how it got there but the water level was very high so I assume it came of the edge of the basin. Do I need to replacde the timer? Thank you.

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The problem is likely the pressure switch has failed or the hose is plugged up, has a hole in it. These are usually inexpensive and are very easy to replace. There is a video at http://appliancehelponline.com/toppressureswitchvideo.html this will walk you thru the inspection and replacement of this part. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available. If the pressure switch checks out good then the timer is at fault and you will need to replace.

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