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RRemoving the washer starter dial

I trying to instgall a new washer timer and am unable to proceed as I can't get the washer switch dial off of the old timer so I can remove the cover. The other dials on the face came off easily enough but if I pull any harder I think I'm going to bust the knobs. Is there any procedure to remove the dial on the timer other than just pullioing it off? Also, at the exposed stem on the old timer doesn't look exactly like the stem on the new timer. The old one appears to have a black plastic sleeve over the white plastic stem. Any advice? I don't want to go any farther as I may make the machine completely unusable. I can manually put the washer throuig it's cycles by advaqncing the dial manually. Thanks.

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Yes, stop pulling on it. Axcess the rear of the timer there will be a smaller hole with a black piece of plastic inside where the knob shaft would be if it went all the way through. use needle nose pliers to grab the plastic piece and pull out. it is easier if the knob is pushed in is gets recessed a little more when you pull out the knob. The new timer comes with a new plastic piec pull it out then push back in to lock on the knob again.

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Peace Friend,
ngafm At your service!

one way to find and to repair this is,

First unplug the washer and wait a few minutes then restart it like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
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To do the timer get an authorized tech!
You may spend money on the timer and be wrong!!!!!

If not only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
Like we used to be able to fix my own cars, but not today they need diagnostic equipment!

How old is the washer?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket!
The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!

You will be fine
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