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Whirlpool manufactures many types of washing machines. Whirlpool's top
load models rely on an analog timer that controls the cycle used to wash
the clothes in the washing machine, rather than a digital control board
found in most front load models. The timer contains a number of moving
parts and is physically turned to choose the wash cycle. Because of the
high usage of the timer, it will eventually break, requiring
replacement. Rather than calling a service technician to repair the
timer, replace the timer yourself to save both time and money. Instructions 1. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet
2. Turn the dial to the "Off" position and then unscrew the knob from the
timer. To unscrew, hold the dial with one hand and turn the knob
3. Lift the dial off of the washing machine.
4. Remove the two mounting screws securing the timer into position.
5. Remove the two screws from the bottom left and right sides of the control panel, then rotate the control panel up 180 degrees. 6. Remove the wire harness from the old timer and remove the old timer
7. Connect the wire harness to the new timer.
8. Place the timer into the control panel. Hold the timer post with one hand and rotate the control panel back down. Secure the timer into place using the mounting screws that were removed from the old timer 9. Place the dial back onto the timer post and then screw the knob onto the post. 10. Plug the washer back into the wall outlet
What is timer? Timer is a small motorized unit that controls
the function of defrosts cycle in a refrigerator. The defrost timer tells the
refrigerator when to cool and when to defrost any ice frost collected on/in the
evaporator coil. Now the procedure to replace the timer is as
follows:-- 1)First of all for
proper safety please unplug the unit from power outlet. 2)Then
to locate the timer. It is located behind the refrigerator beside
the compressor of the refrigerator. You will have to remove the metal kick
plate on the bottom of the refrigerator. In older models refrigerator it is
built into the icemaker unit. 3)In
some models timer is fitted by the screws on the side wall of the refrigerator unit. so if screws are seen remove the screws holding the
timer to the refrigerator wall. 4)Then slowly/carefully remove the timer out of the unit so you can
disconnect the wiring from the connectors. For easy access of connectors try
wiggling the connectors back and forth it will be disconnected. 5)Before removing the connectors please take a note of which
connector was connected where and in what position. 6)Then take a new timer and plug the connectors in same position
and at same spot in the new timer. 7)The refit the screws if
you removed while removing the old defrost timer, replace the kick plate cover
and plug in refrigerator and check out. This will help. Thanks.
Most likely problem is the timer. The timer tells the machine what to do and when. Yours is sticking at the 42min mark.
I do not see the model number so I'll take an assumption.
Digital timers are integral to the control panel and can be replaced as part of the panel.
Rotary dial timers are easily removed and replaced.
Switch the breaker off. Do not touch the control panel without first having done so.
To remove the control panel there are screws around the outside of the door frame and on some units from inside the machine on the door frame. Remove them and the control panel will be exposed.
If you have a rotary dial timer remove the control knob (pulls off) and the screws retaining the timer inside the control panel. You can sometimes "fiddle" with this style timer and get it going again. It is usually just dirt struck in the mechanism stopping it turning. But it is not expensive and I'd just replace it.
Digital is another system. If you can remove the timer section as a unit then you can replace it. Fist I would get the model number and go to your local parts dealer. Ask it you can get just the timer. If so replace it. There are no serviceable parts in an digital timer.
I hope this helps you. Please rate it is it helps clarify for you.
A timer is easy to replace. Depending on your machine though if the timer is expensive just get a new machine or see if you can get a refurbished timer for less. If you remove the back panel which involves removing about 8 screws you will see the timer. Unplug the machine and just remove the wires connecting to it. Remove the few screws that hold the timer in and remove the timer then replace with the new one. Sometimes it takes a little love to get the thing out and make sure you remove the knob first from the front of the panel so it comes out. Let me know if you have any other questions.
you have two different knobs to replace?..is it the water level knob or the timer knob?
if its the timer knob you need to remove, look underneath the timer and you will find a black plastic pin depressed at the middle. pull it slowly for about 1/4 of an inch.
then you can remove the knob in the front of the timer switch.
in putting it back, install the knob first in the timer and then depressed that black plastic pin to lock the knob.
be carefull not to pull the plastic pin all the way out. it would be very hard to put it back in.
If you are replacing the timer, after you unplug it, first pop the plastic cap off the knob of the timer. Underneath you will find a small clip on the timer shaft that holds the knob on and makes it imposible to get the timer out without daming the know. Use a small flat head screwdriver to slide the clip to the side. Now you can remove the rest of the knob and the screws holding the timer in place. Next remove the screws along the top of the console. Push forward on the bottom of the console while gently pulling the top towards you. You will now see your timer laying there. Release the catch on the connector that holds all of the wirse to the timer. Reverse the process for instalation.