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How do I remove the knob so I can remove the back plate without breaking anything?

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Most of these wil just pull off, but some has a small set screw on the knob.

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How to replace the timer on a Kenmore 90 series washing machine?


The timer on a washing Kenmore washing machine is the brains of the unit. The timer controls how long the clothes are to be washed, rinsed, spun and dried. The timer is located behind the timer knob in the main control panel. If the timer fails, it can be replaced with just a few hand tools.
1 Unplug the washing machine's cord from the electrical outlet.
2 Remove the two screws securing the main-panel end caps with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Lift the main panel up and rotate it backward so the inside of the panel is exposed. If your model does not have end caps, slide a putty knife between the main panel and the washing machine's top, then pry up to free the panel from its retaining clips.
3 Turn the knob by hand from one side while looking at the back of the timer from the other side. You should see the timer knob's shaft turning. Grasp the black plastic locking tab in the center of the timer knob's shaft with a pair of needle-nose pliers and pull it out. You should feel a click.
4 Pull the timer knob off of its shaft. You may need to hold the locking tab with the pliers as you do this. Remove the trim plate from under the knob.
5 Unplug the wiring connector from the back of the timer. Remove the screws securing the timer to the main panel with a nut driver and remove the timer.
6 Install the new timer into the panel and secure it with the screws, using a nut driver. Install the timer's trim plate and wire connector.
7 Install the knob onto the timer's shaft. Make sure the locking tab is still pulled out before installing the knob. Once the knob is pushed onto the shaft, hold the knob with one hand while pushing the locking tab in from the other side. You should feel it click into position.
8 Reinstall the main panel and end caps, if applicable. Plug in the electrical cord and run the washer on various wash and rinse cycles to test that the timer is working.

Things You Will Need
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Nut driver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Timer

Warning
  • Pulling or installing the timer knob without first pulling the locking tab can break the tab, the shaft or the knob.

Apr 24, 2014 | Kenmore 15944 Top Load Washer

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How do you remove the volume knob on the Sunfire Subwoofer? Does it pull out easily or do you have to take the amplifier plate off and tighten from the inside?


Hi,
I had the same problem as this, the fix was quite simple and the hum never came back.

If you pull straight out on the sub amp's volume knob it will slide off, then to fix the hum, tighten the nut that is behind the knob on the potentiometer and your hum should go away. My hum went away and never came back after this fix. Hope this helps you.

Mar 31, 2013 | Sunfire True Sub MK II Subwoofer

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We can't remove the door knob from our bathroom door because there is no screws. Please advise


The knob part has a small slot on bottom side near the brass plate.
Get on the floor and look up.
Locate slot. Take a photo so you can enlarge what you see.

There is a metal tongue that is clicked down into the slot. This holds the knob from coming off.
Use small screwdriver to push up the tongue at the same time you are pulling to remove the knob.

Once the knob starts coming out, you have to pull screwdriver out of the way.
Knob comes off.
Brass plate covers the screws. Use screwdriver on edge of brass plate to remove. Notice brass place has small indents where a screwdriver can fit.

Once plate and knob are off, you have access to screws.
Take photos as you go so everything goes back smoothly.

When putting knob back, the tongue might have to be pushed so knob goes on.
Push knob into place until you hear tongue click into slot.

Apr 02, 2011 | Hardware & Accessories

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Film winder fell through - just want to put it back through the whole it fell through and screw the wind knob back but appears I will need to force it through and I don't want to break anything. Not sure...


If you are talking about the rewinder, it should screw on. If that does not work you will need to remove the top plate. If you have some issues doing that it would be better to have it serviced. Besides, these are quite old cameras thus it may well need a CLA as well.

Dec 29, 2010 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

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The all in one tub/shower faucet constantly flows. What can I do to fix this problem? Now I am a woman, so please make it simple.


Go to home Depot or loew and buy the seat replacement kit for your model of faucett. Your going to have to break out the tools (Philipps Screwdriver and a larger adjustable wrench) The remove the shower knob cover with a knife to access the mounting screw. Remove the screw and then the knob. (STOP!) Go turn off the water for the residence now! Then come back and remove the nut holding the faucett in place. The whole assy will with a little effort will come straigth out at you. Moen isnotorious for having to remove a plate from the bottom of the valve. NOTE the position of that plate and then remove it. Remove all of the seat seals one at a time and replace them with the new ones you purchased. Reinstall the NEW lower plate in the same position you removed the old one. Reinsert the assy back into the valve body. Tighten the retaining nut. Reinstall knob and secure with screw. Replace knob cover. Turn on the water NOW. Enjoy the non-leaking faucett.

Jan 21, 2010 | Moen & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet

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I have a 1983 FORD F-250 equiped with a broken adapter plate.


Your best chance of finding the adapter is at a junkyard (an older one that may have something buried way in the back they haven't gotten around to scrapping) If you can locate a good welding shop, you may be able to have it repaired in-car. without taking it apart. Removal is a big job, especially when on the ground, as transmission needs to be removed to do that.
There are no electronic controls on the trans, so aside from unbolting everything and the actual removal, there isn't much to it. Most important is putting the trans back up without bending or breaking anything. on automatics you need to get the converter installed properly in the trans pump and use a strap or something to keep it from sliding forward while installing.

Sep 05, 2009 | 1984 Ford F 250

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How to remove front panel of dryer


Be sure to unplug the machine from the mains,

1.-Remove the top cover of the machine, very straight forward.
2.-Unclip the universal coupling from the main timer to the back of the knob.
3.- The whole knob assembly is held in place by a backing plate.
4.- There are 2 clips at the top of this backing plate raise them and the backing plate and knob can be pulled out.
5.- there is a plastic clips but be careful not to break it.


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The knob breaks when it has been turned in the wrong direction several times. It's a safety device so as not to damage the main timer.

May 20, 2009 | Dryers

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Removal of the timer knob.


you have two different knobs to replace?..is it the water level knob or the timer knob?
if its the timer knob you need to remove, look underneath the timer and you will find a black plastic pin depressed at the middle. pull it slowly for about 1/4 of an inch.

then you can remove the knob in the front of the timer switch.

in putting it back, install the knob first in the timer and then depressed that black plastic pin to lock the knob.

be carefull not to pull the plastic pin all the way out. it would be very hard to put it back in.


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Aug 02, 2008 | Frigidaire GLWS1339CS Top Load Washer

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Hamilton Beach 22505 toaster info


Usually, four screws under the bottom remove the top but the toast loader lever knob is usually press fitted on. Some units have bent tabs to hold them together if screws are not used. To remove the knob, freeze the unit (to shrink the knob/lever) then place a flat piece of wood like a ruler wrapped in cloth on the housing behind the knob and use a large bladed screwdriver to try to work the knob off. If you break it superglue and epoxy, and drawer knobs not plastic or wood might work as a replacement.

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