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Iwent to use my washer. When iI turned the dial to the

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Hello, Iwent to use my washer. When iI turned the dial to the setting I wanted to use, I pulled out the knob and it will not work.
JA: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is a Maytag stack washer and dryer Model LS7804 I would say about 10 years. The only part of the cycle it will work on is spin. I used it this morning and it was fine
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No way
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I was wandering what could be wrong with it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 8 months ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

There could be a few different things wrong, if its not putting water in at the start of the cycle it could be the water inlet valve has failed and so its not filling up with water and if that is the case its not going to agitate because the water level switch has not been satisfied to send power to the motor to wash. If it is filling with water but will not wash at all on any cycle but it will spin, it could be a bad timer.

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