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Whirlpool dishwasher - how do i remove timer ??

I am trying to replace the Timer on a Whirlpool 2000 semi integrated dishwasher. I have found the timer OK but just cannot see how to remove it from its mount

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  • bathrooms Mar 12, 2008

    This doesn't sound like my dishwasher and I may have given you the
    wrong info. The dishwasher has Generation 2000 on the front. The model
    no is 8511 342 15540.

    It is def a mechanical timer but I can't seem to turn the **** backwards.

    I can access the control panel by undoing the Phillips screws on the
    back ofthe door. This reveals all the electrics and timer which are
    mounted on a plastic panel which is inside the aluminium fascia, but I
    cannot access the front of the plastic panel.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I believe my timer is broken I have a 10 year old dishlex 100 is it practicle to fix it or do we need a new dishwasher? if I keep moving the timere it sometimes works ok for a few washes.



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When I looked up a Whirlpool 2000 dishwasher, it shows an electronic timer. For a mechanical timer, see last paragraph.
First, turn off the breaker for the dishwasher. Then you'll need to remove the Phillips screws around the inside of the door. The inner door panel lifts up, leaving the electronics in place. Disconnect the vent motor and the dispenser motor wires. Place something heavy on the outer panel to keep it down and prop up the inner panel. Remove the plastic cover over the timer - it should pop off. Remove the wires to the circuit board. The electronics are held on with one or two screws.
Mechanical timer: Turn the timer **** backwards. It should come off along with the pointer. This should reveal a 1/4 in ***** holding the timer in place.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

  • Michael Grimshaw Mar 12, 2008

    Sorry, I'm not finding that model number listed anywhere. The Whirlpool model numbers usually start with something like G2PD......

    If it's a mechanical timer, turning the dial backwards shoud get the dial off.



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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
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