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Knob Comes Off

We have an Ultimate Care II washing machine from Whirlpool and the timer knob comes off everytime you pull on it to start the wash cycle. How do I keep this from happening?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    If there is a metal insert (with threads) you could try crazy-gluing the metal insert back into the knob -- be careful not to get glue on the metal threads. If this works, you can save a few bucks.

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These knobs are made of plastic and usually have a metal insert inside them. The plastic is the problem. Over time with use these knobs will crack inside near the metal insert. That's how they become so loose. This is an easy fix though. Call your nearest appliance repair service center and give them your model and serial numbers and tell them the part you need. You can usually locate the numbers you need under the lid of the machine. hope this helps you out. Good luck.

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