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The washer does not initiate a drain of either wash water or rinse water ( and consequently a spin ) of it own accord. Rather i twill continue to agitate and wash right through the normal rinse cycle as indicated on the timer/control. However if one interrupts the power by opening the lid or pushing the control knob in and then reapply power via lid or knob while the timer is in the drain or spin portion of the cycle, it will empty and spin. Thus I believe that all pump, motor, belt, transmission, and couple functions are working.

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  • sailorg Nov 10, 2010

    Caroldon,

  • sailorg Nov 10, 2010

    Caroldon,





    From your solution can I assume that even though the timer control knob
    continues to move through the marked cycles on the dial, it is still
    possible for the stepper motor or gear to be bad? It should also be
    noted that something is progressing in the timer because the washer will
    shut down when the dial indicates a completion of the wash program. A
    further question? Is it possible to take the timer apart to inspect it's
    inner parts such as gears contacts etc.? I also question the suggestion
    that a nudge due to the turning power on & off corrects the problem
    because an interruption of power using the lid switch (carefully and
    gently without nudging the control knob) also corrects the problem.That is, an interruption of power is all that is required to allow the programmer to recognize where the dial is set in the sequence and then continues to perform that portion of the program.

    George B.



  • sailorg Nov 11, 2010

    The washer does not initiate a drain of either wash water or rinse water ( and consequently a spin ) of it own accord. Rather it will continue to agitate and wash right through the normal rinse cycle as indicated on the timer/control. However if one interrupts the power by opening the lid or pushing the control knob in and then reapplies power via lid or knob while the timer is in the drain or spin portion of the cycle, it will empty and spin. Thus I believe that all pump, motor, belt, transmission, and coupler functions are working.
    Although the washer continues to agitate in the wash portion of the program the dial continues to progress through the rinse portion of the program until the machine finally shuts off at the end of the program. It should also be noted that something is progressing in the timer because the dial continues to move and the washer will shut down when the dial indicates a completion of the wash program. That is, an interruption of power is all that is required to allow the programmer to recognize where the dial happens to be at that time in the sequence and then performs that portion of the program.

    George B.

  • sailorg Nov 16, 2010

    This solution was helpful in that it confirmed my suspicion that the problem was in the timer. The replacement part is expensive and the solution gives me confidence that the purchase of a replacement part is not a waste of money.

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The motor/ trans / pump / belt / ect yes they are all fine the problem is the timer . the timer stopes the motor after the wash and starts it in the other dir to spin and drain . but this is not happing . so the timer is at fault . pt # 27001088 100.99 hope this helped mm feed back pls

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You seem to be right to confirm that the pump, motor, lid switch and moving parts are in order , functioning correctly. The problems seems rooted in the program timer unit as it is not energizing to move on to the next cycle as the contacts are not moved forward except with a manual nudge.
The timer unit can be checked with a good visual check while on a cycle to see if the timer works to move forward with the help of the stepper motor. It can be failure of the small stepper motor in the timer unit , failure of the gear tooth that moves the contacts or maybe a mechanical jamming in the drive . Put the set off and use a good de-greasing spray( WD(40), clean and reset the motor checking if this works, if not replace motor or the timer unit as you visually confirm with the wearing of the unit.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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    Donald DCruz Nov 11, 2010

    You inference seems to shed some more light into the problem. If an interupption contacts to run the cycle then I think there is a relay action failure possible in the water level sensor or the lid switch that must give connection for the program to advance further.
    If so the timer should be working alright but the external trigger is not coming to the timer contacts for the cycle to continue.
    Please check the external attactments to the timer unit, , check if there is any click noise when the power is cut off or the lid lifted up , if so look out for a relay hidden somewhere which is not contacting properly or is in wrong sequence.

  • Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz Nov 11, 2010

    Looks like that the timer can be a possible suspect. Might have to try if you can swap a timer to confirm, the fault seems relative to the timer or a possible relay in the unit

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