Question about Washing Machines
I don't normally say to rip things open, but maybe...
Disconnect the power. Open up the control panel - from memory, I think there are screws along the top of it, & it pulls forward (???).
What I'm thinking, is to check that the timer hasn't (somehow) dropped back slightly, to the point that the knob is touching the facia, not allowing the shaft to go deep enough into the timer to mesh.
If the timer is solid against the front panel, and (when holding the timer body hard against the inside of the front panel) it still doesn't work properly, it is probably the timer that will need replacing. As I said - Unplug it first.
Removing the knob assm completely (to make sure there are no problems there) might be an alternative starting point.
Don't know - how do you feel about that ?
Jeff. New Zealand.
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
The "timer", meaning the mechanisim behind the dial has gone bad and will need to be replaced.
Just take your time and be careful when replacing it as there are many wires to get hooked back up right. If possible move one at a time from the old one to the new.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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