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Offline DWP

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Timer Problems & Washer Recommendations
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:15:33 PM »

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas and a safe New Year!

I have Whirlpool Washer model #: WTW5600SQ0, S/N: CU4531609, stand alone washer top opening.  I have posted here with problems with the timer on the washer. The 1st timer went bad so I took it apart to fix it while I waited for one to arrive.  The timerís contacts (they actually look like a set of points that are operated but a plastic cam or push rods inside the timer housing) burnt closed and some of the plastic cams were melting.  I filed the contacts and using needle nose pliers I kind of made a jury rigged fix on the cams.  

I ran that for almost 6+ months and had a sock get stuck in the water pump.  Before tearing the washer I stuck the new timer in and it did not help and then by taking the washer apart I found the sock in the pump.  Anyway, left the new timer in and it ran for 3+ months before the new timer went bad so I stuck my jury rigged timer back in & ran it for a long time.  Well my 1st timer that I repaired finally went bad again so I took apart the new timer to repair it.

Has anyone else had their timers go bad on their washer that is like this one??  A Whirlpool Washer model #: WTW5600SQ0, S/N: CU4531609, stand alone washer top opening.

I am probably going to buy a new washer, how about some tips on a washer that will last longer that one month past warranty due dates??  Are the new LG front loaders any good??

Thanks again, Dave.

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Re: Timer Problems & Washer Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 10:16:23 PM »
There have been lots of problems with those timers. They are very cheaply made. I've had them not work right out of the box. I just bought 2 Maytag Centennial topload washers from Home Depot before their all gone for good. All topload washers now will be High Efficiency low water use type. Grab one before it's too late.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 10:23:01 PM by MajorApp »


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