When you set the timer
on the beginning of the cycle and pull the timer knob, the first
thing that the washer should do, is to start filling with water to
the selected level.
After the washer is
filled to the selected water level, the washer supposed to start
agitating. It will agitate for the time selected in the timer.
After the time for agitation expires, the motor will
stop for a minute or so and then the motor starts running on the
direction to drain.
After the washer has
drain most of the water out, then it should start spinning to
extract the soapy water out of the clothes.
Then the washer will stop spinning and it start taking the water for
the rinse. Most washers use cold water for the rinse, since the
water is just to remove the soap from the clothes.
After the washer is filled with the rinse water, the
washer will agitate to remove the soap out of the clothes.
After the agitation on the rinse cycle, the washer
will drain the water and it starts spinning. On some washers you
will get the 7 seconds spray.
valve allow cold water to spray on the clothes while the washer is
After that, the washer will
continue to spin dry the clothes until the cycle finishes.
That is the way that most washers work. They all work
in a similar way, but they are built different.