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Timer Replacement I have had a repair technician out who has quoted me over $175.00 to replace the timer. Our problem was that the washer ran fine to about 6 minutes left in the cycle and wouldn't go farthe in the cycle. When you adavance or run the timer control button around it sometimes will turn the washer cycle back on for a few to many seconds and then the motor turns off and there is a buzzing sound coming from the timer. I have found the part online for about $65.00 delivered and wanted to know how difficult the part is to change out as I may opt to do it myself. Also are ther any directions? I have unplugged the washer and have managed to disconnect the wiring harnes but can't see how and where to get the timer loose. There is a note on the timer about pressing in the control button and pulling out a black button 3/16" but I don't see what they are talking about. By the way I have checked out the lid switch and that does not seem to be connected to my problem. Thanks!

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  • udamangeorge Mar 28, 2008

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  • udamangeorge Mar 28, 2008

    traded out the old timer for a new one and that's not the fix. every time I turn the control knob to any setting and try to start the washer it cuts off within 5 to 20 seconds and the timer just gives off a buzzing sound which goes away and everything shuts down within a few seconds

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Please post back with your manufacturer and complete model number. I need to know this as different makes and models come apart differently.

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There should be a pull tab on the back side of the timer that you pull to release the timer knob. Most parts come with directions on how to install. I hope this helps you.

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  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Jun 10, 2008

    You asked me how to get the timer knob off the washer, NOT if the the timer was the problem. You did not provide any elaboration on what led you to the conclusion that the timer was defective, and you didn't request to troubleshoot any further. I feel your "Thanks for Trying" rating is a bit unjustified.

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