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Change out timer.

How do you get the knob off of the timer to change it? do you just pull it off or what? tried but no luck.

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Re: Change out timer.

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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timer is most likely bad if it will not move on its own at all..
3951703 - TIMER
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.
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