I have 14-year-old Kitchenaid washing machine that has recently started to stop in the middle of a wash. I know it's old, but I don't want to toss it yet. I replaced the timer with another used one (maybe the problem) and the symptoms were the same. It will start fine, then stop when switching to a different part of the cycle. It will start up again 10-15 minutes later or sometimes if I click the timer on/off. Yesterday my wife told me it did it to her, but when she pulled some of the wet clothes out it started again. Is there some kind of over temperature sensor or something else like that that would cause the washer to need a little "rest time" during a cycle?
Sometimes it will run through a complete cycle with no problem.