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Timer control won't ingage. Took timer knob off and it seems to be ok but it will not ingage with the teeth on the part below it. It just goes around. Disk that has the pointer on it seems to fit properly and engages intermitently. What is the problem? Everything else seems to work. Can't afford to call a repairman so pls help.

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A pin thru the timer shaft can break, or the plastic teeth it engages in can be stripped.

It is not difficult to repair if you have the parts, but you can only get these from another timer- maker will not supply parts.

To take timer apart.
Take it out of the machine.
You will see two twisted metal tabs on the back and one on the front.
Carefully straighten the tabs and the timer will come apart as FRONT, BACK, CAM ROTOR

Gently remove the shaft and you will see what part has failed.-- replace.

Be very careful with reassembly not to bend the contact fingers.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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