My mom has a Whirlpool washer model LSQ9030PQ1. It is only about 2
months old. It will fill, but most times not agitate in the Perm
Press/Casual cycle. All other cycles work fine and timer advances
normally. In Perm Press it won't advance on most runs. They've had
three repair people all put in new timers, but the same problem
persists. In one case, the tech replaced the timer and they went to
test it and it smelled like something burning so they pulled it out.
They had a third timer installed but it had more problems than the first
two timers. They are back using their second timer which still allows
the Normal cycle to run through fine but Perm Press won't advance or
agitate after filling most of the time. In those cases, the timer
doesn't even tick, tick, tick like it normally would at idle times in
Could three timers all be defective? What other things should they be
replacing or checking at this point?
So far, Whirlpool has been hesitant to replace the entire machine, but
three consecutive attempts by authorized repair techs have failed.
Any ideas on what else could cause this (possibly) besides the timer?