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The timer know on my whirlpool washer does not move. I have to go and turn the knob for the machine to get out of the wash cycle, the spin cycle and the rinse cycle.

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If the knob does not move to the end of the wash, spin and rinse cycles (i.e. remains in one position) then the little drive motor that operates the timer/function rotary selector, has either lost power or is faulty.
If you have a multimeter (and know how to use it) then it's easy to determine if power is reaching the motor. If power is present, but no movement from the little motor, then you're probably looking at replacing the selector mechnism. If no power on the mechanism, then you will have to do some visual wire tracing (with power removed from the machine) to determine where the discontinuity is.
Bear in mind that once the washing machine is opened for measurement, you will be exposed to live mains power.
You are liable for your own safety. Take great care.

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

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