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How do you remove the knob off the Timer?

I'm having difficulty removing the Timer knob off the Timer. Is there a trick to it?

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Re: How do you remove the knob off the Timer?

Look for a small hole along the side of it that may hold a set screw...turn the screw counterclockwise...the screw may be a hex-head

Posted on May 24, 2007

Re: How do you remove the knob off the Timer?

I finally figured it out - duh! (That was intended for me). The center of the back of the timer has an inner plastic rod that is a different color from that of the timer. Pull that rod out which inturn will release the two tabs that hold's the knob. Once you've done that, you can now pull the knob off the timer.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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Re: How do you remove the knob off the Timer?

On my Amana LW8303W2, I had to hold the back of the know assembly to prevent the metal post from moving and rotate the knob itself counter clockwise until it came off. This may take longer than expected due to the post rotating which is difficult to detect.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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