I think this is the timer and I would try replacing it as this is a very good washer and you should try to keep it going as long as you can.
I don't have this model in front of me, but I think if you will open up the console by taking out the screws in the top you can access the timer. First remove the timer know by prying off the circular cover and taking off a retainer clip.
You will then see how the timer is attached with screws. Be sure and note how all the wiring hooks up before removing any of them.
Good luck, hope a new timer fixes things.