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Thread: Kenmore washer, 80 Series timer knob problem

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    Default Kenmore washer, 80 Series timer knob problem

    Model Number: 110.82891820
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    The timer knob on my washer seems to be stripped and I need to know how to remove it. The knob just spins both clockwise & counterclock wise. It will push on and off but I can't select anything.
    I know its just the knob because this happened in the midst of a cycle I had stopped. The cycle finished just fine and the dial under the knob turned. I can actually get behind the dial with a slim pair of pliers and turn the larger shaft, but what a pain! I loosened the back enough to be able to see that the long screw the knob is attached to also spins.

    Please don't tell me I have to replace the whole unit!

    Sandy

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    Hi,

    Whats the model number of your washer?

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    Then you will see a link that says: Help me find my model number.

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    Default Model #

    Jake,

    Sorry. I meant to include that!

    It's a Kenmore, Series 80, Model 110.82891820

    Sandy

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    It just sounds like your timer knob broke.

    Try your best to get that broken piece off, use needle nose pliers or something while holding that metal timer stem in place with something.

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    i seem to be having a similiar problem. i replaced knob and dial but the knob wont engage dial. the dial three teeth broke off orignally. does the timer have a split shaft. it seems with the knob screwed on it wont go in far enough to engage dial. i believe its the timer on my machine. my model number 110 22972101. can anyone help?
    Last edited by lisfan; October 6th, 2010 at 10:36 AM.

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    Look on the back of your timer, you should see a plastic square type push-pull pin coming out from the back of your timer, I believe you push-in or pull-out on that and it will release the knob.

    Here is how to remove the end caps on this design TO get where the timer is:



    Then tilt the console back on its hinges.

    Unplug your washer first!

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    hi jake
    i appreciate your speedy answer. the knob unscrews from the shaft, and the dial slides on plastic shaft . the knob doesnt seem to be able to engage the dial part. i can manually operate them. i think the shaft of the timer is messed up. what do you think ? i hope i am explaining this properly. i appreciate your help

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    Yes, but did you check to see if your timer has that push-pull pin?

    Some do, some don't.

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    If yours doesn't then it should just screw into place.

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    Lisfan,

    I seem to have the same problem as you whereby the knob spins freely both ways when pushed in or pulled out, and doesn't engage the timer/dial part. What id you figure out? I can't seem to figure out how to even get the timer knob off. I have a Kenmore series 70 but probably the same.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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