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Washer stopped in the middle of a cycle

My whirlpool LSB6200pq has stopped in the middle of a cycle. I read another forum and and it pointed to a bad timer. Does it need to be drained first and then restarted? I have replaced the pump before because of a leak so I ruled that out. Could the drain hose be blocked? Thanks for your asssistance

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I wouldn't be so quick to replace the timer as those rarely go bad. Start simple and check the lid switch. On whirlpoos they sometimes shift position and dont always close when the lid is closed

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