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are you sure this is actually spinning? open the lid and put the machine in spin, put a pencil or something that will fit through the whole where the lid switch is and see if the tub spins. let me know.
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If the unit is not spinning long enough then you have a bad timer on the unit, otherwise the clutch is bad, which is more likely to be the problem with the unit...
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We cannot hold the tub and keep it from spinning; not even close.
Today we got a stopwatch and timed the "spin" cycle . . . On four different tries, it would spin LESS THAN 2 miniutes, and from the end of the spin cycle, until the buzzer would go off (which indiciates the end of the cycle), it was 4 minutes.
So, it spins for 2 minutes and rests for 4 minutes. Seems to indicate the spin cycle is stopping short.
Replacing the timer is easy, here is a video on how to get to the control panel, the knob for the timer should screw off and there should be 1 or 2 screws holding it in.
First, this video is for a Whirlpool/Kenmore washer. It is different from the video we watched earlier for a KitchenAid washer.
Second, this video does not mention the timer, nor show where the timer is located or how to replace the timer.