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Hello,Customer my name isXXXXX believe that you timer has an internal switch stuck since it sends power to your selector switch and from there to the motor. You will probably have to replace the timer. If you give me a model number I can check to see if the part is still available since you said it was a fairly old machine. Bob
Bob, I believe the motor switch has welded contacts. That is why it continues to run through the off cycle and the machine starts with no PTS switch having to be pushed...just a little different opinion.
We have a suggestion from one of the other techs. It is something else to consider. I have my doubts because those motors have both a start and run winding. If if was stuck on the start winding then it would burn out with in a fairly short period. If it was stuck on the run winding then it not start. Regardless something has to be supply power to the motor and that has to be the selector switch from the timer. Normally you would have to push the timer knob to get the cycle running after you had opened the door. But if you are not having to do that then that says that the timer start switch is stuck. I will research the timer and see if its still available. Bob
Hello, I found that your machine actually has a push to start switch and its separate from the timer. I would say that it is highly likely that this switch is stuck in the close position. I will give you a link to a website that sells parts and the part number for the switch is 52865. Here is the link:
I hope this will solve your problem and I thank you for using Just Answer. Bob