Mechanical dial timer or digital?
If the former, it could be just a matter of the timer contacts not
making. If so you can replace the timer, expensive, but worth it if
the unit is mechanically sound.
I fixed a timer with that problem one time by drilling out the old
burnt contacts and replacing them with tiny brass screws that had the
head ground down. Got another four years out of a washer that was
older than yours.
If it is a direct drive model, then a no spin problem is usually caused
by a broken motor coupler, and this is definitely not a reason to
replace the washer. If it is not spinning, and not draining either,
then it is lid switch problem. Still, a do-able repair. Both of these
repairs are fairly DIY, if you are handy with tools. The lid switch
would require cabinet removal (see one of my recent posts for another
writer), and same for the motor coupling, though some people choose to
do the motor coupling by tilting the machine back and doing it from
underneath; I think this is a hassle though.
Tilt the machine backwards and look under it. Do you see a pile of
black rubber shavings? That's the debris from a worn-out motor
I replaced mine a couple of years ago. Fairly inexpensive part and
fairly easy DIY job. And, the replacement part had obviously been
re-engineered and was a better design.
I had this happen on a much older Kenmore/Whirlpool belt drive washer. It
turned out to be a slightly misadjusted clutch. There were two hex nuts on a
threaded shaft, locked against each other. Loosening them and making a small
adjustment of there position on the shaft caused the spin cycle to resume
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