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Kenmore Series 80 Washer timer knob spins

Hi - I have a Kenmore Washer, Series 80 model 110.82980120. The timer knob just spins. I did some research last night, and was able to get the timer knob off, but not the dial/guard part. My biggest question is this - the threaded rod that the knob screws onto and that goes into the timer also spins freely. Does that mean I need to replace the entire timer, or just the knob?

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  • trainman22 Mar 16, 2009

    Thanks for the input. I took the knob off, and we are able to operate the washer by moving the large dial attached to the timer by hand. So, the timer appears to be fine (?). It's just the threaded piece that the knob screws onto that spins freely.

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Something in the timer came apart. Timer needs replaced. When in good working order, the timer should ONLY ever be turned clockwise..Reversing this could break it.

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