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My Maytag Centennial Washer won't start at the beginning of

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Customer: ***** *****. My Maytag Centennial Washer won't start at the beginning of a cycle. You have to advance it through to about half-way through a cycle for it to start. The problem started when it was started on one cycle, then stopped, then attempted to start on another cycle. I tried unplugging it, tried letting in run through a cycle.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 11 months ago.

The timer will have to replaced to repair that issue, it's common with that model for the timer control to have issues, if you give me the model number off the washer I will be glad to find you the part number and a place to order it and also repair instructions.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't understand why the timer would be the problem. The cycles start when advanced half-way through. When I turn the dial, for example, to SPIN, it starts. I'm going to need more of an explanation. Thanks.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dave and I'm happy to help you. It sounds like your problem is that the timer dial was turned and it now pointing the wrong direction. The timer knob needs to be removed so the dial can be returned to the proper position. There are several variations how this is done so I will need the model number from under the lid to get you the correct procedure. Let me know and I will assist.

Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 11 months ago.

Hello, do you still need help?