Hi. Im trying to find out info for my daughters washer. It is only 3 years old and they moved and it worked fine before they moved but after they were moved in the washer has a mind of its own, they dont know if its going to be on the wash, spin or whatever cycle they put it on. They can put it on wash and it only goes thru the spin cycle, or sometimes just rinse or sometimes just wash. They just want to set it to do all three and start it on wash, but they don't know what cycle they got until it starts.What part do u think they need? The soninlaw thinks they need the part on the panel that is behind the knob?
Answer LeeAnn, You'll need to check the timer knob, dial, clip and ring to see if they were damaged during the move, You may have a damaged timer WH49X10085 as well. You'll need to remove power to the washer and slide it out a little. Pull out the knob on the timer control. Immediately behind it is a clip that secures it to the timer shaft. Use your pliers to remove the clip and slide the knob off of the shaft. The indicator ring that sits behind the knob is called the "skirt." Remove it from the timer mechanism as well.Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the three (or four, depending on the model) screws at the top of the unit that secure the control panel to the back plate. With these screws removed, the front of the control panel should fold down. Take the entire front control panel and slide it to the right. This will release it from the bottom grooves. Now you can rest the panel down on the top of the washer. Unclip the wiring harness that is connected to it. Remove the lone screw that secures it to the control panel. Then, looking down at the unit, slide it toward you to release it from its clips. Check the timer housing and shaft for damage and operation.
The wash selection knob only works on an intermittent basis. Sometimes I can just turn it without the washing machine engaging. Do I need a new rotary switch?
Answer Hello Todd,
You will most likely need just the timer knob. The timer knob WH01X10061 has ridges on it that can become worn and when trying to push in and turn it will not engage.