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Offline stogie4me

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Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« on: May 04, 2009, 07:40:32 PM »
I need help in taking the knob off of the timer in my whirlpool washer.  Not a screw type timer but a plastic push the knob on style.

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Model Number: wtw5700sw0

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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 09:59:14 PM »
Here's what to do:
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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 06:54:07 AM »
Doesn't seem to have a black plastic tab.    Part #8578873
I have a new timer and need to replace it so does the entire shaft have to come out?

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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 07:04:06 AM »
You're saying that on back of the timer, directly behind the  knob shaft, there is no black tab in a round hole?

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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 08:06:11 AM »
No sir, no black tab

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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 08:44:37 AM »
Allright, I finally got it and maybe it will help you and others down the road. 
First of all, a big piece of garbage. 
In the back where you said there was a black tab, there is no tab.
On the back of the shaft there is a slot in the white plastic tab.  You need to push the knob in as you said, insert a tweeker screwdriver into the slot (making sure you turn the knob so the slot is exposed) and you just pull the knob off (with a little brute force).  Now the next problem is getting the setting part off.  What I did was try to pry it off to no avail.  I had to release the timer (slide locking, no screws) and pull.  The escussion (or setting wash setting indicator) (do not know the tech. term) then flew off when I pulled the timer out.
Putting it back together is something of a mystery since the escussion has no "slot" to make sure it is aligned properly with the washing modes.  I will be checking the new timer out soon and reply as to the settings if necessary.

Thanks for your help again

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Re: Whirlpool Washer timer replacement
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 09:17:43 AM »
The dial indicator (escrushion) should have a flat spot in it that mates to the timer. With today's mexitronics it is anyones guess.
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