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My washing machine stops during the wash cycle. The program switch needs to be turned a notch for it to continue with the cycle. It is not going out of balance as this happens while it is full of water even with a small load. The problem occurs in the middle of the cycle and straight after spin dry begins. It is a very annoying fault. What could be the problem and is it worth fixing?

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The program switch is actually the timer and there's a dead spot on it causing it to stop and needs to be turned a notch in order to continue. Fiddle a bit with it and it might clean off the dirt that is carding the dead spot. You have to replace the timer if the problem persists. It costs about $100 and it's definitely worth replacing and an easy task to do. Enter the exact model number of the machine here then under the part type, click Circuit Board or Timer for the exact pricing of the timer.

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Posted on Aug 26, 2010

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    Jahn27 Aug 27, 2010

    You need the one with part number 0574200164 but make sure it is the one for the model number of your machine.

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    Jahn27 Aug 29, 2010

    You need the one with part number 0574200164 but make sure it is the one for the model number of your machine.

  • ivailo_grigo Aug 30, 2010

    Can you tell me where abouts this timer is in the washing machine. Maybe you can give me some tips in replacing it.

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    Jahn27 Aug 30, 2010

    The timer is where the timer knob, or program switch as you call it, is attached to. The knob is attached to the timer shaft and it needs to be removed when replacing the timer. Pull the knob off then remove the console to access and replace the timer. Indicate the complete and exact model number of the machine for more specific and detailed advice.



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