This DIY washer repair guide explains how to replace a mechanical timer on a top-load washer without keypad controls. The timer controls functions such as filling, draining and spinning and the length of each cycle. A motor inside the timer advances the internal cams inside the timer that open and close electrical contacts, starting and stopping the water inlet valve, pump and motor. If the timer doesn't operate correctly, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
You can use this repair procedure to replace the timer in Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, Estate, Crosley and Roper direct-drive, top-load washers.