The part where the knob attaches on the front of the timer (the shaft) is broken so the knob will not stay on to control the timer, do I have to replace the timer or can you replace the timer shaft ?
Answer David, You will have to replace the timer 8557301 if the timer shaft is broken or distorted. To replace the timer, you will need to remove power to the washer, slide the washer out enough to access the Phillips head screw in the back side of the console end cap(s). Tip the console assembly back on the hinges that secure the top of the console to the washer back panel. Plastic body timer : To remove the timer knob, push the knob in from the front. At the back of the timer, pull the black tab out approximately 3/16 ", then pull the timer knob off the shaft. Slide the timer dial from the timer hub. Unplug the wiring harness connector from the timer assembly terminals. Remove the one(1) hex head screw securing the left side of the timer assembly to the console mounting plate. Then lift the left side and slide the tabs at the right side of the timer assembly from the console mounting plate. Reverse the procedure and test the washer for operation.
I had nick in the wire I fix that but the timer will only buzz somtime if you play with it. It will come on then go back off could this wire shorted the timer out.
Answer Hello Tim,
It is a possiblility that the wire could have shorted out the timer or the motor. The motor when it shuts down is actually what relays back to the buzzer. Can not tell for sure due to the model number listed is for a washer and we would need the dryer model to look at schematics. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx