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Washer won't stop spinning

I've had the serviceman out four times and he keeps telling me the washer is working properly...but most of the time, the spin cycle counts down to 1 minute and never stops spinning. I sat there for 8 minutes watching it on "1" as it went through slow spins and fast spins. I finally had to cancel the cycle, but this leaves the door locked. I then have to switch it to Spin Only/No Spin which puts it on a 2 minute cycle and then releases the lock. Help! I love my washer but can't leave it unattended.

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    Should I replace the timer?

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I am a recently retired appliance engineer of 20 years, if the fault is not right after he has called then write to the manager of the company, if he is sole operator then write to him, explaining it like you said above, ask that the engineer stay and watch till the very end of the cycle as thats where the fault is, if he has already worked on the machine fetch them back? alternatively just ask a different engineer who knows what he is on about, to me this sounds like a circuit board problem either the timer or main pcb module, i presume this is a computer control washer with a digital display, hope this has helped you at least as to where to start, thank you.

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