The linkage between my washer's control knob and timer broke.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jonathan From Nashua, NH

Dec 26, 2012

I removed the knob from the front of the washer control panel by pulling the clip off the back of the knob and sliding the knob off. I then popped the circular dial under the knob off by gently prying it away from the panel. Next I undid the 3 screws on the back of the washer control panel and tipped it forward until it came free. I unplugged the wiring harness from the old timer and then undid the single bolt holding the timer in place and gentle twisted the timer clockwise to dislodge it from the plastic clips that hold it to the control panel. I then put the new timer in place and twisted it counter clockwise to clip it in place. Replaced the single bolt and plugged the wiring harness into the timer. I then put the knobs back in the front and tested the timer to make sure the washer worked. After I verified that everything worked I fit the control panel in place and replaced the 3 bolts in the back of the washer that holds the control panel in place.

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Part Number: PS4704240

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