How do I remove the old timer?
Answer Hello Fred. You will need to unplug the machine and remove the two screws in the back corners of the control panel. Then pull the panel forward and flip it backwards. Next, with the timer knob pressed in, you will pull out the clip on the back of the timer and pull the knob off the timer and remove the skirt. Now release the timer and unplug the wires going to the timer. Reinstall in reverse order with the new timer 8557301. Hope this helps.
The washer goes through it's cycle but does not always spin.At times it works.Other times the timer just ticks.Do you think the problem is the timer? Thank you
Answer Hello Joe. Yes, it sounds like the timer 8557301 is bad in the unit. Check and make sure there are no loose wires at the timer or the motor. If not, replace the timer. Hope this helps.
when the washer gets to rince cycle stops and dont do nothing i have to move the timer
Answer Carlos, Check and make sure you have cold water, supplied to the fill valve on the back of the washer. Disconnect the hose and check for sediment in the fill hose screens and the valve screen in the fill valve. No cold water will make the machine stop at the start of the rinse cycle, It's automatically a cold water fill in the rinse cycle.Thanks and Good Luck
My washer dont do the cycles. It just waste water.
Answer Hello Carlos. If the washer tries to fill, but just continues to fill and never fills up to run, you will need to check and see if the drain hose is to far inside the drain pipe and is siphoning out the water. Hope this helps.
My whirlpool washer when its time to go into the rinse cycle the water goes into the tub for a few seconds then stops abruptly and then it does this again and again.
Answer Hello Rob. Check and see if the cold water valve is bad on the water valve 3979346. Ste the machine to cold/cold wash and see if it does the same thing at the beginning of the wash cycle. If so, you will need to replace the water valve. If not, you may have a bad pressure switch. Hope this helps.
My Washer will fill with water, but it will not agitate, will not spin, and it will not pump out the water. Is this in all probability the timer?
Answer Hello Barbra. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the lid switch 8318084 may be the problem. Test the lid switch and see if it is working properly. If not, it can cause the problems your having. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My washer won't switch to the next cycle on its own. I have to switch it manually. Could this be caused by a bad timer?
Answer Hello Mike. If the operations work fine after you manually move the timer, then yes, the timer 8557301 could be the problem. Hope this helps.