Washer begins to agitate when filling with water. Is this a timer issue?
Answer Hello Charles. This can be due to the timer or the pressure switch failing in the unit.
Kenmore 800 top load washer. when i set the cycle it imediately will start agitating does not fill with water like it did when new
eventually it starts to fill up. It acts like the timer has adovanced itself to think it has already filled with water. do i need a new timer?
Answer Joe, The timer is a good guess, and could be the issue, but you need to check or replace the water sensor switch W10292584 and check the air tube 353244 for twists kinks and debris( disconnect the hose from the switch assembly, and blow in the hose.) The sensor switch and air tube hose, tell the timer when the tub has reached the water level, and to start the agitation. If the switch has a faulty circuit or the hose is restricted it can create the scenario you're describing.