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Sears Kenmore Elite washing Machine. Model #110.23033101 Timer dial knob spins freely. Have to set wash preferences by turning inside ring by hand. How to fix?

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Probably new timer part inside timer that locks shaft when pushed inis not grabbing and locking

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The knob on my WJRR4170G0WW spins freely without turning the dial. Is this simply a case of changing the knob or do I have to worry about changing the timer as well? Thanks!


I just had the same thing happen to me. You have to replace the electronic part inside of the unit, where the knob attaches. That runs about $76.00 and I think I'll shop for a new machine.

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The knob on my kenmore elite won't move the timer.


The knob itself turns the switch on . The skirt move the timer position. Try turning the skirt. You probably have a broken knob. On these the knob is held in place with a plastic rod inserted into it all the way. This spreads the tip and retains the knob. To get the knob off to yank out the skirt for a look see you need to pull that rod out a tad to release the knob. 88be11a.jpgThat shaft has a rounded end on it that spreads out and locks the knob on. Clever ain't it? These timers are cheaply made, if you cannot find fault with the knob or the skirt then you is gonna need a timer.

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Kenmore Series 90 washing machine, won't start cycle


First, see the Sears Parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.26912691&pathTaken=partSearch

Next, see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for top load, direct drive washers:

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf

I hate to say it but it sounds like a Timer problem.

I'd use the troubleshooting section of the Service Manual and the timer testing procedures to confirm the problem.

Note that there are two types of timers with different procedures to remove them.

Also see the following for how to release the console for access to the timer and other controls.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=5216f244d51176ce1069bbf148b14335

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Kenmore 300 washing machine does not leave rinse cycle


This sounds like a bad timer. If the machine is several years old, the timer could be in need of replacement.

If you are handy, you can replace this device yourself and you should be able to obtain the part from any local Sears parts store or from the internet.

If you are not familiar with this kind of work, it would be best to have a technician replace the timer.

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Changing the spin dial


I was just trying the same thing. I have a kenmore 80 series that wont even start to fill. i thought maybe the dial component was broke so i wanted to take it out. it was held on by a screw. I am not sure if there is a certain position the knob must be in, but mine turned counterclockwise. i have a feel for things like this so i might have done something else out of instict. but it is held on by a screw.

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Wash cycle knob turns without controlling wash cycle


it's possible go to www.repairclinic.com and enter the numbers you have posted and it will show you what they are. I have the same problem. What I did was not pretty but it works for now. I broke a piece off of your part#387997 and simply turn my dial that way and then pull the center out to start the wash. Considering a new timer is close to $100+ and it works fine this way , well you know...

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Kenmore Series 80 Washer timer knob spins


Something in the timer came apart. Timer needs replaced. When in good working order, the timer should ONLY ever be turned clockwise..Reversing this could break it.

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Washer gets no power


are you sure the outlet has power? make certain by plugging in a lamp or something else to the outlet first. the timer does have to get power to turn on the unit, but its not likely it is the problem.
try a different cycle and see if it wont run on any position. like fill, wash or spin. then if your outlet is ok, it could be the timer.
i dont think it is but it could happen. usually if the timer fails, it will work on some cycles but not all of them. if it wont work on any cycle then i would expect the outlet first.

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