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Control knob will not turn to desired setting

I have a GE WJRR4170G0WW, Ser #FM909711G. The control knob turns but will not turn the dial to settings. If you grab knoband dial together and press real hard, you can get it to setting. It will run through all the cycles just fine once you get it to settings, so I dont think it is the timer. Any thoughts? Any help is greatly appreciated as I dont want to spend money I dont need to.

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  • jimjacksona1 Mar 05, 2009

    Knob won't turn by using center knob. Can turn by flat ring.



    Understand how to remove knob but need to know how to order

    replacement knob and Part##.



    Thanks - Jim



    Mod wjrr4170g0ww



    It's been a great appliance!

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The timer knob has a clip that will allow you to remove the knob from the timer. it is between the knob and the dial. what happens is the knob has gear like teeth that will become stripped out.it is easy to replace but alittle hard to remove. you need to get a small screwdriver and go behind the knob, pull on it alittle and you will see the clip, then use the screwdriver to push the clip out of the knob, then the knob will pull of and you can replace it.

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