It's controlled by a rotary knob connected to a motor-driven set of
mechanical switches that sequence the various cycles.
It fills, washes and agitates okay. The first high-speed drain doesn't
work. The pointer on the control dial continues into the Rinse section
(telling me the timer motor is working), then everything stops, like
there is no power from the wall. I no longer can hear the gears of the
timer motor turning.
If I pull the control knob out, then position it at various points in
the rinse or spin cycles, nothing happens. If I position it back into
the wash position, the agitator starts.
Same problems occur regardless of the mode I select, Ultra Clean or
Permanent Press, or the spin speed I select.
Everything points to the timer. I first theorized that the reason
everything stops at some point in the Rinse cycle is that there is a
call for more water in, but the drum is still filled. So something
senses too much water and shuts everything down to prevent overfill.
I've manually bailed out at least half the water, but the problems still
exist, so this theory seems bad.
Normally, I would just go ahead and buy a timer, but Sears and none of
the independent parts places have it in stock. So before killing a week
waiting, I'm trying here for other possibilities.
Kenmore Model: 110.22842100
Thanks for any other ideas you have.