Discuss

Bad Timer?

 in

Washer Repair

. "

I have a top load washer with the Kirkland name on it, but I'm pretty sure it's made by Whirlpool.

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Washer Repair » Bad Timer?

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2013, 07:36 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
jtvolk is on a distinguished road
Default Bad Timer?
Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


I have a top load washer with the Kirkland name on it, but I'm pretty sure it's made by Whirlpool.

A few weeks ago it stopped at the "rinse" cycle, tub full and wouldn't go any farther - not even manually moving to a later part of the cycle, or in a different wash type. It wouldn't drain on any setting. I checked out many repair videos and started with the lid switch, which is good (tested with ohm meter). I took off the water pump and motor and the coupler is good and the pump was clear of debris and spun with a good amount of friction (I assumed this was just the seals). I ordered a used timer found on Amazon, installed it and it worked again for a couple of weeks (probably a half dozen loads). Is it likely that the second timer went bad in the same way without anything else being wrong? Is it likely that there's some other problem that's causing the timer to malfunction. Is it even the timer? The timer does make a very faint clicking/humming in some positions as if something is trying to happen.

Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2013, 08:21 PM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,083
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

I think it is either the lid switch or the timer. We never recommend buying repair parts from amazon or e bay. If you buy your parts from APP and they don't work, you can return them but I can't advise on part numbers without knowing your washer model number.

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2013, 11:02 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
jtvolk is on a distinguished road
Default

It's definitely not the lid switch. I'm happy to buy a timer from you as long as it's not likely that there's a secondary problem that's causing the timer to go bad.

Two other pieces of information. One is that the agitator works fine so it seems like the motor is good. I popped the old timer apart (it's not designed to come apart but I figured it wasn't working anyway) and one of the reed switches inside is very burnt from arcing. This makes it seem to me like it's pulling too much current, but is that normal?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-12-2013, 07:19 AM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,083
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Well, you never know what you are getting when buying used appliance parts so it could very well be that the timer was going to fail anyway. You would need to use an amprobe to check the motor current. Without knowing your model number, I don't know if your washer has a speed switch which is another possibility. Can you provide the model number and a photo of your wiring diagram? Should be behind the control panel.

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 3
jtvolk is on a distinguished road
Default

Here are two photos. I'm not seeing the model number anywhere obvious.



Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2013, 03:00 PM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,083
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Ok, no separate speed switch on this model, speed controlled by timer only. I think it's the timer but I would check the motor connector for burned/corroded terminals especially the white wire and the wires/connections at the motor thermal overload switch. This is a known problem area for faulty connections. I can't advise on timer part number without knowing the washer model number. Number may be under lid somewhere.

Eric
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GE hydrowave wbsr3140g0ww top load: Timer knob and timer not in sync katwoman Washer Repair 2 04-19-2013 03:13 PM
Washer timer motor in timer assembly marinekilz Washer Repair 2 10-31-2011 07:14 PM
Maytag washer, timer good till rinse-no spin,drain orstop/timer keeps clicking freely partsparts Washer Repair 3 08-23-2010 02:50 AM
Kenmore Dryer Timer not advancing in Auto Dry or Timer Mode but it does heat and dry dspeidel Dryer Repair 6 08-25-2009 03:23 PM
GE Top Loader--Problem with Timer Knob or Timer crmothorpe Washer Repair 3 04-27-2009 07:08 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:02 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17