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Timer on maytag washer

Iam replacing the timer on my maytag washer and can't figure out how to get the old one off.  The washer was  bought in 1994 and the model number is lat8434.  Can't find info on this model.

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This is a good one! dependable care unit made in my home town.

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16010373%20(16001145).pdf
insert flat blade under center plastic clip in the center if timer knob , you will find a little clip and sping here , then remove two 5/16 screws , then remove two phillips screws on control panel , you should see 4 ,2 on each side remove the inside 2 then tilt panel forward unplug timer. so easy

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