That does make sense... I just washed a load now, and kept the lid open. This time when I pulled the knob to start - the tub filled and there was like a 1 minute delay before it started agitating. The rest of the cycle ran beautiful, spun all by itself every time. Unfortunetly, I had a battle with myapplianceparts.com (idiots), they better let me return the POS timer I bought. I will think twice about getting that "good deal". Thanks for your help, I will go ahead and get a new timer from Sears - I'll let you know how it works out.