Top Loading Disaster

Washers  have become a necessity in modern day homes.  When they break, it can be a real pain to figure out what went wrong.

Just this week, my washer decided not to go through the spin cycle after rinsing. No matter how many times I tried, it would not spin out and drain the tub.

After some investigating, I came to figure out that the timer itself was broken, making the washer miss the spin cycle.

One of the contacts on the inside of the timer had burned out, and wasn’t making contact.


Luckily, timers are an easy (but sometimes not so cheap) thing to fix.  All you have to do is unscrew a couple screws on the top control panel, and pull the panel towards you to pop it off.  Then, you’ll be able to see all the electronics that control your washer.  The timer control is the weird shaped “box” behind the selector knob.  All you have to do is pull off the selector knob off of the front of the panel, as well as the skirt that’s behind the knob, and pop the timer off of the back after you unplug it from the electrical plug.

Make sure not to lose any screws or knobs in the process.

Then all you have to do is pop the new timer back into place, plug it back in, put the selector knob and its skirt back on the front, and reassemble the control panel.  Replace the screws, and you are good to go!

If you have any questions about what timer works with your model washing machine, call us, and we will be happy to help you out!

Happy Washing!

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