Well how do you fix a timer knob, i just had a new one shipped and I put it on too, like the old one and it does the same darn thing, I can turn it and it cliks and i can put the know where i want it but it won't push in.
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Re: Change out timer.
Try twisting the knob counter-clockwise and see if it will come off. If not, look at the timer knob and see if it has a two piece front. Sometimes you have to pry a small cover from the time to get access to the holding clamp.
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It unscrews or if it is a newer model, remove the console so you can tip it forward. You will see a (usually black or white) pin in the center of the timer, pull it out about and inch and then remove the knob from the front by pulling it off the timer shaft. Check you new timer and make sure it comes with one. So did some did not. Good luck.
Knob PN 131592001 Just looking at replacements it appears to just push on. If pulling on it does not get it off then rotate it CCW in an attempt to unscrew it. Just be VERY careful that the timer stem does not rotate if you turn the knob CCW or you will be buying a new timer. Open the top and hold the stem if you have too. (easier said than done) Worst case... if you have a bad knob and have a replacement knob in hand... break the defective knob. If your changing the timer look at the stem on the new timer. If it is threaded on the end the knob unscrews. If it is not threaded it pulls off.
This is from another site but does a good job of explaining how to change your timer: http://www.the-appliance-clinic.com/myttimer.html
The hardest part will be swapping the knob because you have to lift the top of it off and sometimes they can be fiesty.
WORDS OF CAUTION.
DO NOT pull all the wires off of the OLD timer. DO a ONE for ONE wire swap. i.e pull one wire from the old timer... and hook it up to the new one on the exact same terminal as the old timer.
On the backside of the timer is a stick that slides inside the hollow timer shaft. When it is shoved all the way in it spreads the tip and retains the timer knob. Back the rod out a about a half inch and the knob will come off.
timer is most likely bad if it will not move on its own at all.. 3951703 -
you can access the timer by: remove power from the unit. remove the philips head screws that should be present in each left and right control panel end cap front. slide the control panel bottom forward 1/2 inch and lift up. the entire console will swing up on the hinges in the rear of the console top. with the console upside down you can see the back of the timer, there is a small brown clip sort of recessed into the back of the timer that is connected to the timer knob/shaft. that clip needs to be pulled out so that the knob can be removed to access the screws on the front to remove the timer assembly. around $100 new hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
Two screws on right/left of head, flip head back. You will see a small motor on the timer that operates when the timer is set. If this isn't running, then you need to replace that or the entire timer. Probably easier to change just the motor.
We have a GE WJRR4170 washer, with the same problem. At first I
thought I might have to unscrew the entire control panel just to
replace the knob. However, replacing the knob turns out to be easy.
Right behind the knob, holding it in place, is a nylon/plastic retainer
clip. If you pull out the knob (into the "start" position), you will get easier access to the retainer clip. You can
use a flathead screwdriver to push the clip out. The knob then will
slide easily off the metal stem. A GE replacement knob costs $9 or
$10, depending on the source.
Shame on GE, but the knob is designed terribly. The part of it that
engages the dial has eight, flimsy plastic teeth. At any time, four of
these are supposed to engage four little slots in the dial. However,
the way the knob is designed, there will be a lot of wear and tear on
these plastic teeth, so they'll wear out on every single machine.
Good luck to the many people who will have this problem!
some models you remove center cap on knob and pull pin out others you need to remove screws in console and lean in forward to acess rear of timer push knob in pull small pin in back of timer and then pull knob off