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If you are stating that the timer knob never moves to the off position, then the timer is probably bad and needs replaced. If you can't turn the timer because the knob feels too loose then possibly the knob is just broken. Timer knobs usually just pull straight off so you can look at the back side and see if the plastic around the shaft hole is cracked.
Is it the actual knob that is broken or the little tab the knob holds onto that is broken. You either need a replacement knob or a replacement switch assuming the know is also the thermostat for the unit. Does that same knob control the fan speed? Temprature or timer?
I would advise you to call Kitchenaid Customer Service. They would be able to send you a replacement timer knob at no cost. You may simply pull off the broken timer knob, and the new knob will snap in with ease.
Their toll free telephone number is 1800-541-6390.
The knob is a simple screw on knob and the replacement part number is 3353309. Cost is 16.50. It will have a metal back as opposed to the plastic one you must have now. Shipping would Should you choose to order, follow this link: http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx
Assuming it has broken on the shaft then you could pry the broken bit off the shaft and take the knob and broken piece to your domestic appliance parts stockist.
The shafts are usually a standard size and there might be a similar knob that you could replace it with.