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Cannot set Control dial for wash cycle. Knob will not move indicator dial. Rotating without engaging indicator. Thanks

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Pull the center knob strait off. I suspect the center shaft of the knob is broken. If it is order a new knob but before replacing it make sure the shaft on the timer does not have a metal sleeve from the knob remaining on the timer shaft. Temporarily you can try to use needle nose pliers to turn the shaft to see if the washer works.

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