I have to spin the dial a few times to complete cycle. Could this be a timer issue?
Answer Hello Gabe. Yes, you will need to replace the timer if you can mess with it and make it finish the cycle.
I have a Kenmore 80 that will fill with water, but will not wash or move. When it is on all it does is makes a buzzing noise. Is this a timer issue?
Answer Hello Al,
You will want to check the motor coupling to make sure that it has not broken. A broken motor coupling 285753A will allow fill and drain but no agitate or spin.
I have a Kenmore series 80: 110.23832100 washer that fills with water, then agitates until it gets to the rinse cycle then it stops. The agitator turns on all rinse cycles if you manually operate the timer to those positions. You can manually move the timer to the spin cycles & nothing happens (agitator will not run). Do you think this could be a timer problem?
Answer Hello Charles,
Of course it could be a timer issue, but without troubleshooting the unit, this would be a guess. I would first check the cold water inlet valve. You see, the unit fills with warm water on fill before the wash cycle. If the cold valve isn't working, it would still fill. When you get to the rinse cycle, the unit will fill with cold water only. If this is the case and the cold valve is bad, it will effectively stop at this point. In light of this information, you should check to make sure the cold water valve hasn't been turned off, check for screens in the water supply hoses and clean if necessary, and check the screens in the water valve itself.
The washer does nothing when you turn it on. It won't even start to fill. It will fill and agitate and spin on rinse cycle. It does this on all three cleaning cycles. Could this be a timer issue?
Answer Hello Tim,
This sounds like it is the timer. The contacts used in the timer for these operations are common from one cycle to the next. I would check the electrical connections to the pressure switch and timer, (just because sometimes you can get lucky and solve an issue with a connection correction).
The washer will step through the entire cycle, but it will not drain or rinse, (seems to stay stuck in agitate mode), unless we manually stop the cycle at the right time by pushing in the main cycle select knob and then pull it out to restart. It then proceeds correctly. If we let it go, it will finish with sudsy water in the tub. Tried it on a couple of the settings (Ultra Clean, Perm Press) with same results. So, bottom line is that the washer can operate in all modes (fill aagitate, drain rinse fill, spin, etc.) but not automatically as expected. Already replaced the lid switch (just to be sure). Is this a timer or control board issue? Thanks.
Answer Hello Alex,
This sounds like the timer 661649. I can think of nothing else other than the contacts in the timer sticking that would cause this symptom.
Waser spins but doesn't pump out then I set to spin again and it empty out then shoots in about 2 qt of water.
Answer Hello Vcoldduck. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the timer 661649 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.