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I have a front loading Kenmore Washer 417.29042991 All of a sudden it does not finish the spin cycle for the regular wash setting. It does however finish the spin cycle for the permanent press and hand washable options. I am guessing that it may be the "timer-washer" I took the top off and the timer cam part seems to work the same on all the different spin cycles for regular, permanent press and so on. Seems ok that is.

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  • ponshop2 Sep 08, 2010

    I am looking at the parts blow up and the only thing i see that sounds like a "control board" is a part called a "Speed Control-AKO-Siemens mtr" It is located at the bottom of the machine. I am not seeing anything like a control board in the vicinity of the timer and knob assembly. The speed seems to be controlled correctly on the permanent press and hand wash cycles however. Is there some easy way to check out the timer? I have an ohm meter but unfortunately it is about a two hour drive from here. I guess that would be asking too much to have you tell me how to run resistance checks on this particular timer. Is there something simpler like listening for clicking noises at certain times or something?

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Hi.

The board located at the bottom of the machine is a motor control unit. The board is a module that controls volts to the variable speed motor.This is tested in full reading voltages to motor. This board is often indicated as MCU, while the main control unit is called CCU.

Before going for MCU or CCU you need to check the drain system and the pressure switch. Both parts determine the end of the cycle once the cycle is complete.
Blow in the pressure switch tube, and eventually replace it, as the part is inexpensive but difficult to test (it is tested in full by reading Ohms while tub is full).

If drain is OK, a definitive test will be done reading volts at CCU and MCU. For safety reasons, tests with power on must be done by a trained technician.

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There is a control board behind the timer assembly.If timer checks ok then check the control board.Because as you mentioned that it finishes the spin cycle for the permanent press and hand washable options so the motor is not the issue.But board can be the issue if timer is checked ok.Because the board gives command to timer to start and run. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com

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