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I have Mod # XXXXX top load washer that just stopped Working.

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I have Mod # XXXXX top load washer that just stopped Working. Timer switch is acting strange - rotates to cycle OK - pulls to activate with no reaction - can't depress center knob to reset cycle until manual rotation of cycle indicater ring to one of two 'off' settings . Located blown 1 amp 250 v fuse , replaced and retested operation only to immediately blow that one . Suspect timer internals failing . Any ideas ?
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Alright if the fuse was blown it will not work. You need to check the mirco switch and the main lid switch as it was very common for them to fail and cause the issue you are having. Now if the timer dial is getting sticking and not pulling in and out easy to start and stop it then you may need a new timer. Check the lid switch and safety micro switch first as you will probably find the actuator plunger on the micro switch and or lid switch is stuck in and not clicking in and out.Here is a link to those parts for you. It was more common for the micro switch to fail just so you know...part #5 on the diagram...part #29 is the lid switch.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
lid switch seems OK . How do you test micro switch ?
Just take it out and remove the wires. The actuator should click in and out. There should be three connectors on it marked COM, NC, NO Use a meter and test between common and NO while clicking the acuator on the switch it should read open and closed when you press the actuator in the switch. More than likley you will find the actuator on that switch is broiken and depressed not clicking at all.

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