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Model # XXXXX
I unscrewed the main knob. The dial knob does not just pull off. It seems to be locked onto the threaded spindle that the main knob screws onto. I tried to pry it up but it is on tight. I do not want to break the dial knob. Any suggestions?
Correct..the dial under the knob seems to be attached to the threaded spindle that moves out for the machine cycle to run or moves in when you need the machine cycle to stop. It seems pretty securely attached.
What If I gave it a little WD 40 to soak in and help loosen around where the plastic housing of the dial is up against the metal shaft?
I was able to pry the dial off without breaking it. It is a pretty tight fit. I checked both of the screws and they are tight. What next?
I was thinking that your conclusion was the case...As you stated, we got many years of excellent service out of that timer. I am confident that I can swap out the timer assembly. Thanks for your help.
I just attempted to swap out the timer switch. The new switch does not have threaded holes for the two screws that keep it mounted to the control panel. Is this something that you have experienced before? What can I do?
It has the two holes in the exact location as the original timer. The holes on the original timer clearly has threaded holes so that you can connect it to the washer. The new timer does not have threaded holes. The holes seem to be just through the case of the new timer with no threads for the screws to bite into. Should I try to use self tapping machine screws instead?
A couple of 10 x 1/2" sheet metal screws did the job. Now the new timer is installed and the washer has completed a complete cycle without hanging up.
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