Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
The video for the water inlet valve/solenoid is excellent to show you how to get the top off so you can get to the timer. Then just two tips:
1) when you pull the existing knob off the front per the instructions on the new timer, there is a small screw on the face of the top unit, next to the timer spindle, that must be removed - otherwise the timer won't slide out from under the tabs. Then, looking at the existing timer from behind, there is a thin tab on the left that needs to be lifted up about 1/8", which will allow you to slide the timer unit to the left about 1/4" to get out from the 3 other tabs, and lift it out.
2) be very careful to line up the timing marks for the timer (old and new) and the knob markings, otherwise the cycle text on the actual face of the top unit won't line up correctly with what the knob is pointing to, and nothing will seem to work right!
Ultimately, for us, the problem ended up being the water intake valve, but I think the above will help anyone with a timer issue.