Kenmore washer timer problem
Hi! We have a Kenmore washer (model #20442) that's around 11 years old. This week, I've noticed that when I run the washer, it fills with water, starts to agitate, then stops a minute or two into the cycle. Turning the knob slightly and turning it on/off seems to restart the cycle, but it stops again about halfway through rinse and spin. It starts again if I fiddle with it. Otherwise, everything is fine/normal.
Does this sound like it's the timer? Is this a repair that we can do ourselves? If it needs to be done by a repair person, any idea how much that would cost? I see on the parts list, they have a do-it-yourself washer repair manual...does this cover all repairs?
We've had no other problems with the machine, and even though it's older, I'd rather not replace it if we don't have to. Money is kind of tight right now, so I'm hoping the repair cost would be reasonable.