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14 year old Kitchen Aid clothes washer stopped agitating etc - I moved the timer selector all over and only heard the timer running. I finally was able to get it to spin to empty it out. I replaced the timer and did a couple loads after verifying that it would agitate. I'm not even sure that these loads actually ran through normally as when I started another load, after filling I had the same issue. (washer in basement so I didn't keep an eye on it.) I'm not sure it's a timer issue anymore, as I find it unlikely that a brand new timer would have the exact symptoms as the old. I did discover that the washer will spin for a short period, after the rinse, as long as the pump is engaged. This is true in all wash cycle settings. When the timer is running and the washer isn't, there is no power going to the solenoid, switch, or motor. It is/was a pretty decent washer and I would like to fix if possible. Thank you in advance for any advice.
eta - Also checked the receptacle/circuit and some contacts and these all were normal.


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Please, provide the complete model number of the unit.

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The model number is KAWS750GQ1. Thanks
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Hi.
Check the wire harness between the timer, speed switch and motor.Check the motor plug.Try to jump the V and T at the water level switch.
It's not clear if the motor is running at all in agitation. Do you hear any humming noise?

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Thank you Simon. No - no humming from the motor. My son bypassed the water level switch and lid switch to do some voltage testing. When the timer was engaged and should have been agitating he noticed a difference in the voltage in one of the connections on the motor switch.He then depressed the little plastic arm on the motor switch and the machine started agitating. So it was the motor switch and I ordered the part a couple hours ago from Appliance Parts Pros.com Discount Appliance Parts.
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You are welcome. Good job.

Post the results, please.

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Well Simon, the motor switch is installed. It will now agitate, empty, spin etc but now the timer won't advance. I can hear the timer running, it sounds as its working fine - which I'm sure it is as this is the 3rd one but I have to manually advance. I don't know what else to do.
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I'll chime in here as the one swearing at this machine. With the control panel flipped up and looking into the timer, I can see that the motor is running. There's a smallish white wheel which is slowly turning, and every so often it moves a lever at the bottom of the timer and clicks. however, the actual timing drum next to the motor never budges; regardless of what cycle it's in or which wash mode is active. would the fabric select switch have anything to do with this? The timer is brand new...
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Check what is the voltage at the timer motor contacts.You should have around 115VAC.
If less - check the wire harness.

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Check what is the voltage at the timer motor contacts.You should have around 115VAC.
If less - check the wire harness.

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I have 120.3 VAC at the timer motor pins. I put a video up of the timer operating briefly here:

KitchenAid washer timer - YouTube

note that the "wheel" connected to the motor is spinning. The "timing drum" to its right never budges.

(if it matters, the machine is agitating with the lid switch and water level switch both jumpered.)
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