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Remove Intermatic 60 min. wall timer face plate only from wall

The Intermatic face plate seems bigger than the cover plate. Does the knob come off in order to only remove the face place? I want to paint the wall behind it.

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That knob should just pull straight off. Check to make sure there isn't a tiny set screw on the side, but otherwise you can pull it off and remove the cover plate.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009


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