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How to change the timer knob on the top loader washing machine

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  • wathen Dec 30, 2010

    The model no is: kaw793w/3050

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Hi.

You usually have to open the top panel. After lifting the top panel you will see the control assembly. I can be more specific and I may be able to provide diagrams if you give me the full model number of your appliance, as printed in the service tag.

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Ginko.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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    Ginko Dec 30, 2010

    Hi.

    With Kleenmaid you do not need to lift the top panel. The control assembly is undone removing the screws , trims and caps holding the assembly. The screws may be hidden by trim strips. See the doagram below from similar Kleenmaid 651 :


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SOURCE: replacing timer

  • push the timer in and turn it counter clockwise. this should unscrew it.
  • if that does not work, check the back of the timer for a black plastic tab. pull it out to unlock the timer knob from the timer.
  • there are many different styles of timer knobs.

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SOURCE: kleenmaid top loader replace timer

Kleenmaid timers do fail from time to time. Reconditioned timers are a viable remedy and not as expensive as new ones. Depending on where in oz you are, a tech will have to sight the faulty timer to ensure the correct replacement unit. You can't rely on model number alone........Nomess

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 plus machine, top loader. the machine

Easy fix. Replace the timer. The timer drive motor or gears inside have failed. Their are 2 styles of timers. Plastic type base and a metal type base. The plastic timer has a hollow shaft. A plastic rod with a rounded tip is inserted into the hollow shaft to hold the timer knob in place. To remove the knob and skirt on these you simply yank out the rod and the knob will come on off. Then you can yank off the skirt (dial Indicator) and the timer mounting screws will then be revealed. The other style has a threaded shaft in which the knob will unscrew and the skirt can be removed so you can get to the timer mounting screws. A big old molex type plug goes into the timer. You yank that out and look for corrosion before buying anything AND make sure that plug is in there tight because it can vibrate out.
Video how to get into the machine service manual and more fun stuff is HERE

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Kenmore 90 plus machine, top loader. the machine fills with water and agitates. It does not stop. The knob stays on the initial timer setting


Easy fix. Replace the timer. The timer drive motor or gears inside have failed. Their are 2 styles of timers. Plastic type base and a metal type base. The plastic timer has a hollow shaft. A plastic rod with a rounded tip is inserted into the hollow shaft to hold the timer knob in place. To remove the knob and skirt on these you simply yank out the rod and the knob will come on off. Then you can yank off the skirt (dial Indicator) and the timer mounting screws will then be revealed. The other style has a threaded shaft in which the knob will unscrew and the skirt can be removed so you can get to the timer mounting screws. A big old molex type plug goes into the timer. You yank that out and look for corrosion before buying anything AND make sure that plug is in there tight because it can vibrate out.
Video how to get into the machine service manual and more fun stuff is HERE

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  • push the timer in and turn it counter clockwise. this should unscrew it.
  • if that does not work, check the back of the timer for a black plastic tab. pull it out to unlock the timer knob from the timer.
  • there are many different styles of timer knobs.

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