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I have a Kenmore Elite Top Loader washer. The knob to set the wash cycle now spins freely. I am not sure how to get the knob assembly off to troubleshoot. The other 4 knobs that control water level, water temp, rinse options, and speeds all pop off the unit. I can partially pop-out the whole knob assembly and gingerly move the setting but I don't want to strip it or damage it further. How do I fix the control knob to set the wash cycle?

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  • fitmother Apr 15, 2009

    It is a Kenmore Elite top loader and the part number I could find is 8526060.

  • fitmother Apr 15, 2009

    Sorrry - I didn't see your next response with the website repairclinic.com. I looked at the parts on the website and the dial/knob assembly looks just like part #897909. Normally you push the knob in to engage and spin the dial to the desired wash cycle, then pull out the knob to start the water fill. When I push the knob in, the it doesn't engage but just spins freely. I need to find a release of some sort to remove the knob and/or dial assembly to see why it isn't engaging - perhaps a tooth or something that it engages on came off. Can you tell me how to release the knob or dial assembly to pull it off and inspect it?

  • fitmother Apr 16, 2009

    I have no idea what this solution is for but it is not for the problem I am having with the water cycle dial. I am not sure if my comments being posted to the first response are being read or lost and passed on to another expert but I am not getting answers to the questions I am asking. I got a response to my first posting with a website to find parts but then I asked a follow up question and got a response to a completely unrelated problem.

  • fitmother Apr 18, 2009

    OK - that makes more sense than the other comments received. I cannot find a small screw or allen key on the side of the dial so will have to see if I can go in through the back and secure it.

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This is the link to the Manual of this Kenmore Washers Machine
http://rapidshare.com/files/223061627/376d8752-280c-4377-ac33-b8546abe6e85.pdf.html


Hope It Solved Your Problem
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Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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That knob should come off the same way as the others.... if the knob is spinning without moving the control.... look on the side of it for a small hole... it is likely held with a small allan key type screw. if it is the control itself that moves... you either will have to remove the back cover to gain access to the control to secure it... or if you have the knob partially off.... look between the knob and the control to see if there is a nut you can turn to tighten it

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Gain access to the control panel area and then locate the control that has a rubber tube attached to it. Remove it from the control and then blow into it with about 10 inches of water in the tub. You should hear bubbles gurgling inside the tub. Now, **** in and blow out...trying to clear this tube. Once done, drain all the water by turning it to the spin cycle and if there is a reset on the water level control, turn this to the reset and then to the smallest water level setting. Start with a fill cycle and let it run until is begins to agitate. If it fills near the top, shut it off since it is set to the lowest setting. Drain the water from the unit again and then get the model number and reply to me with the results of what you have done.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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Let me know the washers model and make let me look for spare parts?

Kevin

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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    Legin Varghese Apr 14, 2009

    Check this link you should find the knobs here



    http://www.repairclinic.com/Kenmore-Wash...



    Hope this will help.

    Kindly rate the answer.

    Thanks

    Kevin

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    Legin Varghese Apr 19, 2009

    This seems no issue with the knob, you have replace the switch assembly that is behind the knob.
    you have take the control panel off and check for the part no# on the back of the assembly and replace it ..
    That should fix your issue.

    Thanks
    K



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