Amana timer bad?
Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:41 AM
As we started the washer, and used it, it became clear that the "dot" on the skirt was not indicating the correct corrosponding point on the panel. In other words, you might select a permanant press cycle, and while it did start/run, the cycle went much longer than the cycle should run, and when it finished it was halfway into the next indicated (delicate) cycle. I assumed I had the skirt installed incorrectly, but while it WILL go on the shaft two ways (180 degrees opposed) it looks like it SHOULD only go on one way: on the shaft there is a flat, and opposite that a spline sort of protuberance on the skirt/ on skirt a flat and channel that looks like it should recieve the spline. However, when installed "properly", the cycles do not appear to line-up, and if installed 180 degrees off, that does not appear to line up with appropraiet cycle start points either.
Is there a way to reset the timer sequence, or is it possible it is slipping or something? Do I need a new timer? I saw on one sight that the "timer seldom goes bad, and is often misdiagnosed". Help? Suggestions? Thanks!!
Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:41 AM
Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:54 AM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 03:56 PM
So, I pulled the top off the timer box. Everything looked pretty good, so I put it back together, seemed to rotate a bit easier. Washer start OK, cycles seem to line up fine with indicator, rinse/wrings OK ... but the knob no longer shuts the washer OFF. In other words, to start you pull the knob out, to stop you are supposed to push the knob in, but pushing it doesn't do anything, it keeps running. Lifting the lid still stops it.
Seems like with all the different issues, I want to point to the timer, but before I order a new one of those, could there be anything else causing this (still running with knob pushed in)?
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