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The timer on my whirlpool washing machine model LSN8244AW0 does not stop when it comes to stop mode on the dial with lid down.

Can hear the timer continue to run as it goes by the stop mode on the dial. Pushing the timer dial button will stop or opening the lid will stop.

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You will need to replace the timer. Here is the part to order.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • Brett Duernberger Jan 20, 2013

    Thanks for your reply. Was thinking the timer may be bad but want to give you a couple of other details to see if you still think the same. If you rotate the timer dial to the regular wash cycle and then pull out the knob like normal, the water will start to fill but the agitation will start to work right away unless you leave the lid open. With the lid open, it works normally and will fill until until it reaches the correct water level and then starts the agitation. However if you close the lid anytime during the fill cycle, it will start agitating. It works exactly the same (incorrectly) during the rinse cycle. Once rinse is complete it will do the drain properly as long as the lid is closed. If lid is open during drain, it reacts properly with the switch not allowing motion. After drain and spin you have to push the timer dial in to stop the machine otherwise it will keep going and start filling with water again even if you leave the lid open. In other words, the only way to stop the timer is by pushing in the button. It keeps going right past the red stop dashes on the dial. Looking forward to your additional feedback.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Jan 20, 2013

    Yes, it is definitely the timer. Sound like there is a stuck contact inside of it. replace that timer and all should be good. Keep me posted!



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remove the left and right edge trims on the control panel
remove the phillips screws under the edge trims
raise control panel ~1 inch and flip over backwards.

  • ensure air tube is attached( water level sensor operates off air tube from bottom of drum to control body, (bottom is not loose or there would be water all over the floor))
  • Blow any water out of the air tube, it should be empty when the washer is empty, water remaining in the tube messes up the pressure sensing(usually makes water level lower so doubt this is the fault)
  • ensure wires are connected to control body.
Kenmore pressure switches are adjustable, the adjustment is hidden.
An internal spring stretches over time and does not react properly.
to test whether just the adjustment is required,

  1. remove the water level knob from the front side of console
  2. depress the lock tab at the right side of water level sensor body where it contacts the back side of the console and rotate counter clockwise 45degrees
  3. withdraw water level sensor body
  4. adjacent to shaft for the knob is 1/8inch bolt head, turn clockwise to raise, counter clockwise to lower water level.
  5. washer can be operated with the console open and the level body removed just dont shock yourself on the cable connectors
  6. test, adjust, test adjust. (water level switch may need to be flicked hi-med & back to test adjustment
  7. if no effect replace water level sensor body
The water level switch body contains a small spring that is not really up to the job and stretches over years,
do this repair, on call, no parts, takes 15 minutes,, 3-4 times a month

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: washing machine timer stops mid cycle

Your lid switch needs replacing.
Part number 3949237 available at any applinace parts store.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Washer stopped after wash cycle

The lid switch is the culprit. Push down on the lid it should start. It needs to be adjusted . the tab on the lid is not activating the switch. Try triming the door bumpers.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool commercial washer stopped running mid

If the timer and lid switches are funtional and the machine is filling and shutting off correctly that only leaves the motor. Have the motor tested or replace it. Even though the timer is running it is possible that it is still at fault. If you have access to another timer try switching them to make sure it isn't the timer. This does sound like a faulty motor and I would start with that assumption.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool washer shuts off during cycle

Replace the timer - it is failed.

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