How to Repair a Timer Knob on a GE Washer

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Repair the timer knob on a GE washer in just a few minutes. As the knob is used over time, the gear cuts inside the timer knob will begin to wear out, causing the knob to slip and making it harder to engage the gear shaft. Repair the timer knob yourself without having to call a professional.

Things You'll Need

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Locate the GE washer timer knob on the control console of the washing machine.

  • Find the retaining clip on the timer knob and pull the clip out of the knob with needle-nose pliers.

  • Pull the old timer knob off the metal shaft. Slide a new timer knob on the shaft, lining up the threads on the knob with the shaft.

  • Secure the knob to the shaft by inserting the retaining clip into the knob with needle-nose pliers.

Tips & Warnings

  • When attaching the new timer knob to the metal shaft, do not force the knob onto the shaft or you will strip out the nylon threads in the knob.

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