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GE WDSR 2080 DAWW top load washer. The wash cycle knob will not engage. It pushes in and out but only spins freely. It seems as though something has sheered off inside. I pulled the front off of the control panel and tried to take a part the wash cycle control box. I broke a plastic tab of trying to get inside the box. Do I need to get inside the box? Do you have to break some of the plastic pieces to get into it? What do I do once I get in there? Thank you!

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You don't state your exact model number, and the number off the timer is not the actual part number (it's some sort of part stamping number). Most likely what has happened is a plastic tab on the timer housing (which normally goes into a slot in the metal, and thus holds the timer at that point) has broken off. The fix is to replace the timer, but instead of buying a new timer, I usually fashion a Z type piece of metal which I can put one screw though into the metal and the other side holding the timer against the metal. Takes a little work, but it's a lot cheaper than a new timer.
If you want to take the timer knob off, you have to pull it out and use a thin tool, like a small screwdriver, to push the plastic clip off the shaft behind the knob, allowing the knob to then come off the shaft. Push the clip back on the knob when off, so that all you have to do to reinstall the knob is push it on and it will lock on the shaft again.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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The knob it probably stripped. i would replace.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken knob on GE washer

There are four separate parts that make up the knob dial. You can pull off the knob if you use a screwdriver/pliers to remove the clip holding it on. Check if the mounting areas appear stripped or broken. There should also be a compression ring in the mounting hole on the back of the knob. That's what may be broken or stripped. These are all parts that you can get from a local parts store (check the phone book) and you can do it yourself. Any of those parts should cost less than $10. The bad news is if you stripped the pole coming out of the timer assembly. You would need to replace the entire assembly which costs about $130. If you call a GE repairman, you are looking at $89.95 or more just to have them show up. If it is still under warranty, there is no charge. You can call them to verify this:

1-866-383-3933

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Walking during the spin cycle

My GE front load washer model WCVH6800JBB have the same problem. I just purchased and installed it yesterday, 05/04/09. Just like everyone said... when it got to the spinning cycle it walked to the middle of my garage and all the connections in the back of the machine fell off. My husband checked the instruction... There are 4 nut bolts in the back of the machine near the rubber leg (level). You need to take them off and try to balance your machine again. My washer is running very smooth now. Good luck!

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: how to open the front or top of a GE WDSR 2080

you need a thin metal puddy knif to pop the clips in the front top about 2 inch's in on bolth sides and the whole front comes off. then you can remove the screws to remove the top

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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