Just got a replacement timer for my Kenmore 110 washer. The holes on either side of the threaded knob post don't appear to be threaded, and the screws from the old timer don't fit. The new timer came with two screws with allen heads. How do I attach the timer to the machine? Should I buy some self-tapping screws?
The allen head screw should be for the holes. they should tap themselves. with washers the metal is so thin you don't really need selftapping screws. but not know what model you have i can't be 100% sure. good luck
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Knob PN 131592001 Just looking at replacements it appears to just push on. If pulling on it does not get it off then rotate it CCW in an attempt to unscrew it. Just be VERY careful that the timer stem does not rotate if you turn the knob CCW or you will be buying a new timer. Open the top and hold the stem if you have too. (easier said than done) Worst case... if you have a bad knob and have a replacement knob in hand... break the defective knob. If your changing the timer look at the stem on the new timer. If it is threaded on the end the knob unscrews. If it is not threaded it pulls off.
On the headpanel looking at the knobs
you will see the side covers on the end of the head panel. depending on the model of course, the side covers pop out
lift the bottom of the cover slightly, then the top an pull to the outside
then use a philips screw driver to remove the two screws one on each side, then slightly move the headpanel towards the back , then raise it then up an you right in it
to remove the timer you will see some srews holding the timer from the back, and to remove the knob pop the time knob out an turn it clock counterwise an the knob will come off
just a comment am not sure why you chancing the timer on your washer, but iin case your washer washes an stops right at the spin cycle, and is fill w/water. is not the timer that is bad, check the lid switch may be broken!
sounds like you should replace timer (big control) timer motor is part of timer. Is timer knob speeding thru cycle that fast or just start/stop. 110 is manufacturer code for whirlpool, number after decimal is model number. tech sheet avail inside console by unsnapping left and right console covers and removing hidden screw at front bottom corners, pull forward slightly then fold console back (hinged at rear top).
If you suspect you have a defective timer it can easily be replaced by performing the following steps:
1. Unplug washing machine... and pull out the timer knob. Some knobs have a removeable center cap and hidden screw. Some are simply slip-fit. Remove the knob.
2. Remove console. This can be accomplished in one of two ways depending on which type of console you have.
a. If the console has removable end caps, the caps lift off by prying on the top from the back of the washer. The cap will pull off towards you as you are facing the unit from the front of the washer. There will be a screw under each end cap that you will need to remove.
b. If the console does not have removable end caps, you will need to slide a putty knife under the front corner of each side and push in while lifting up. There is a retaining clip under each side that has to be released.
3. Once the console has been released it will lift up and fold back over the back of the washer in its resting position. Use care not to stress the small plastic hinges that hold it on. They can break easily.
4. Disconnect all power plugs and remove the timer's mounting screws.
5. Reinstall reverse of removal.
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