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This clothes washer is an Admiral Heavy Duty / Super Capacity / 9 Cycle / 3 speed combinations . The upper cycles on the OLD timer would not advance and timer was noisy. Ordered a new timer and installed but the agitator will not work on the upper cycles however it will fill with the proper level of water but then timer advances but no agitation then timer continues and it empties and spins and rinses. So why is it not agitating clothes?
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It sounds like you have another issue not related to the timer. Try different settings on the timer. I know with multi-speed motors it may not agitate in some cycles if the cycle requires a different speed setting on the motor, that would indicate an issue within the motor.
Also be sure the lid switch is engaged, most washers will not agitate or spin unless the lid switch or lid lock switch is engaged.. good luck!





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gregory_honeycutt@yahoo.com - 2/7/2020 4:35:45 PM
This clothes washer is an Admiral Heavy Duty / Super Capacity / 9 Cycle / 3 speed combinations . The upper cycles on the OLD timer would not advance and timer was noisy. Ordered a new timer and installed but the agitator will not work on the upper cycles however it will fill with the proper level of water but then timer advances but no agitation then timer continues and it empties and spins and rinses. So why is it not agitating clothes?



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gregory_honeycutt@yahoo.com - 2/10/2020 6:48:18 PM
[quote]gregory_honeycutt@yahoo.com - 2/7/2020 4:35:45 PM
his clothes washer is an Admiral Heavy Duty / Super Capacity / 9 Cycle / 3 speed combinations . The upper cycles on the OLD timer would not advance and timer was noisy. Ordered a new timer and installed but the agitator will not work on the upper cycles however it will fill with the proper level of water but then timer advances but no agitation then timer continues and it empties and spins and rinses. So why is it not agitating clothes

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UPDATE : Problem Solved ! Unplugged the power cord and leaned the clothes washer back agains the wall so I could inspect the motor. Lifted the wiring harness retainer and pulled the female receptacle from the motor and inspected the terminals I noticed some corrosion on the very first terminal prong so I took my flat screwdriver and gently scraped the terminal clean. Sprayed all the terminal prongs with CRC QD Electronic Cleaner also the female wire harness receptacle plug. Lastly I used some NOALOX Anti-Oxidant joint compound putting just a very small amount on the female plight where each terminal slides and makes electrical contact. Then just simply plugged it back up to motor. Leaned the clothes washer back down level with the floor and turned the timer to the appropriate wash cycle and the agitate cycle works perfectly. So anyone having this similar problem just repeat the steps that I made inspecting where wiring harness plugs up to the motor and always unplug from power before doing any maintenance.

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Thanks for the information and glad to hear the motor did not need to be replaced. I was leaning towards the motor being the culprit and not the timer but I am glad to hear it was the harness and connectors just needing cleaned.. good job getting this repair done!







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