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Offline dksagun

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Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« on: June 10, 2013, 07:41:09 PM »
I am unable to remove the timer knob on a Whirlpool Model LSQ9564MQO Ultimate Care Washer.  I tried holding the timer knob in the down position and unscrewing it (CCW) while holding down the disc underneath it.  The knob just spins freely without coming off.  I suspect that it is a knob or timer problem because the timer will not set when pulled out and turned clockwise.  It just spins freely.  Any ideas here?

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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 08:36:29 PM »



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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 07:17:27 AM »
The design of the timer on my washer differs from the picture in the video you submitted. 

Attached is a link to a video on removing the timer knob from my washer.  It states to remove the timer knob by unscrewing it.  I am unable to do this with my washer.  The knob just rotates and does not come off.

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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 07:25:21 AM »
Cut it off, the timer is no good anyway.
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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 07:44:13 AM »
Was hoping it was just something with the knob and not the timer.  I take it the knob needs to come off to remove the timer.  Do you recommend just breaking the plastic knob to remove the timer?

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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 09:30:57 AM »
If it is the old style, From the back of the timer wedge something next to the shaft and unscrew.

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Re: Unable to Remove Timer Knob
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 09:25:16 AM »
I was able to get the knob off the newer style by pulling on the rod in back with needle nose pliers and yanking on the knob from the front at the same time. Very aggravating. But I figure it is a trick to these new ones I don't know about yet.
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