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    • Part Number: AP3094500
    • MFG Part Number: 285671
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Recently the washer has stopped after the wash cycle. Sometimes it drains before doing so and sometimes it doesn't--mostly not. I can manually advance it to the rinse cycle but it stops at the end before it starts to drain. If I try to advance it manually to the point where it would drain and then spin, it generally won't work. But, if I keep turning the dial a click at a time and trying each of the different spin cycles--and it might take 20 attempts, I can usually find a setting where it will at least drain and most times also spin. Given that I can still--so far--get a drain and spin to work, does this mean it isn't the lid switch? I am concerned that it might be the timer, which is a much more expensive part. By the way, the only two spin cycles that ever seem to work are extra rinse and permanent press. I know that the washer is getting up there in years, but we don't use it all that much and I would prefer to fix it if I can.

Kathy for Model Number Kenmore 90 Series Heavy Duty Washer #110.92292800

ANSWER Hello Kathy. Yes, if the unit will spin without touching the lid, it is not the switch. It is the timer. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Saturday, December 15, 2012

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