Love my washing machine...BUT

jaycoJune 4, 2012

Several years ago we purchased an Amana NFW2700 washer. It was extremely inexpensive, and overall it's been excellent, and I have no complaints about its performance.

BUT the timer totally lies! When I program it, it'll tell me the time for the cycle I've selected in minutes; however, it routinely takes WAY more time than it says on the timer, even though the timer counts down the minutes-- incorrectly.

What gives? What's the point of the timer if it does this? Have any of you experienced this?

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asolo

Yup...in washers and DW's. Washers for spin-imbalance readjustment and for water heating. DW's for water heating.

For both types of machine, the timer can't tell in advance how long it will take to heat the water to target temp so it "holds" until the target is reached, then resumes. From load to load, the washers's timer can't know if the load inside will spin up OK on the first attempt or whether it will have to try again.

With mom's old Maytag TL, there isn't any added heat and an imbalanced load simply causes the machine to stop. Load must be redistributed manually and machine restarted.

No specific knowledge of your particular machine but above is common and typical. Which is to say, I suspect your timer is fine and your machine is operating normally, if annoyingly.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 10:35AM
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jayco

Oh, thank you, that explains a lot. I have been very frustrated to expect a load to be complete by x time, only to have it then take as much as an additional half hour. Guess I'll just have to adjust my timing accordingly!

And I got the model # wrong -- it's 7200.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 11:09AM
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lee676

If you have a sink next to the washer, run the hot water until it actually is hot before starting the machine. That way it will fill with hotter water and need less time to heat.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 9:03AM
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