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I need to replace the timer on my GE Washer Model WPXQ3090T2WW. I understand that the knob is held on by a clip. How do I get that off?

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Pull the knob out and use a very small screwdriver to push the clip off or a long thin pair of needle nose pliers to pull the clip off.
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