The knob broke at the threaded portion when turning to start second load of laundry. the knob was in my hand and I used my fingers to unscrew the threaded portion that was still on the center threaded shaft. I then turned the selector with my fingers to wash the next load.

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years


Walter From Va. Beach, VA

May 10, 2008

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

I had already removed the broken knob with my fingers when it originally broke. It's just a right handed threaded piece that you can unscrew to the left as long as the shaft/timer is pushed in and locked in place. I have used partselect for a microwave/refrigerator ice maker/and for parts on the original stove installed when the house was built. Being familiar with the company I looked for the part here and the replacement part which is metal vice plastic as the original and a better part' took about 5 min. to verify it was what I wanted and it took 5 days from the date of order to it being delivered. Upon receiving the part, I made sure the timer was pushed in and just screwed the knob on until it turned with the clicking sound and made the timer rotate. Total time of removal and replacement of knew part was about 1 minute. As with my other orders for items, this was quick, painless and the part was in stock. Thanks for the excellent work at trying to stock as many as possible parts for older machines that us do it your selfers will repair on our own if we can get the part.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS342371

In Stock