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PartSelect Number PS417831
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First of all the timer knob was very easy. My wife changed it in about two minutes. Simply spin the old off and the new on. Replacing the shell with the tub bearing is much more involved. Remove the rear cover, lower front panel and top. Remove belt from motor and then the motor itself. I used my cordless drill with a socket adapter and extensions to reach the screws. Disconnect the wiring and take the motor out of the machine. Disconnect the bellow type hose on bottom and small hose from the soap dispenser on top front shell. Support the drum on two 2 by 4's or 6's. Remove the top pins of the shock absorbers and lean back out of the way. The tub is now hanging on the top springs and is still held in place with the front boot. The boot needs to be seperated fron the washer with a single blade razor. This was the second time I did this repair so my boot came loose easily. With one person lifting the front and one in the rear lift the shell unit to remove the top springs. The bracket that keep the springs in place need to be removed prior to this.Slide the tub unit out the back of washer. I placed it front down by supporting it on 2 by 4's. Remove the large rear pulley. This was tough as moisture had rusted it together. Apply pressure evenly around the pulley with small bars as you tap the slightly loosen bolt that hold the pulley on. This should work the pulley free. Using my cordless drill I removed all the bolts holding the rear and front tubs together and reassembled following the reverse of this procedure. One problem I now have is that the shaft of the stainless steel tub is worn and I still have noise. Again, this is my second replacement of this bearing each about 4 years apart. I will not do the repair again as price of tub and rear shell are to expensive. I was very satisfied after my first repair and encourage you to try before purchasing new.
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I had to "spin" the leftover part of the knob with a pair of pliers.I then spun the new knob on and that was it!I was a hero with my wife and it didn't take but a couple of minutes.
I used the temporary knob (Vise Grip) and applied slight pressure in the counterclockwise direction and the knob turned right off and then through the old one in the garbage can and removed the new one from the plastic bag and lined up the threaded shaft to the threaded hole in the new knob and applied slight clockwise turning action careful to not cross thread the mating threads and proceded to tighten to full seating of the knob and further proceded to test the operation, proceded to wash a load of dirty laundary, works perfect.
The website saved us a huge amount of time. We thought we were going to have to take the stacking washer/dryer apart to access the panel. While searching for the part some nice person had already listed the procedure to change. Gently attach plyers to remaining knob and turn counter clock wise to remove. By knowing how this was removed it also allowed us to turn the washer on and off for laundry while waiting for the part. Just gently grab the edge of the remaining know and pull out to start. The broken knob can also be use to turn to cycle. The part was ordered on Saturday late in the day and arrived first thing Tuesday. Great service.
Knob treasds onto machine shaft. Grab remaining part of broken assy with pliers and spin loose (left). Spin new assy on to the machine. Very easy repair. Quick service from Partselect.com
Very easy to replace the assembly. Just twist counterclockwise to unscrew and replace with new assembly. You can probably complete without any tools, but the pliers will give you some leverage if needed.
It took longer to find a pliers in the garage then to replace the timer knobwith pliers removed broken timer knob then put screwed new one on done less than 2 minutes
Easiest repair I've ever done. Spun off the remainder of the old broken know assembly, and spun on the new part. It fit perfectly.
The repair was easy, easy, easy. The part arrived within 2 days after I ordered it. I used pliers to remove the broken knob and replaced it with the new knob. It takes about 30 seconds to fix.
received new part from Partselect within 48 hours! Very simple replacement by unscrewing remainder of old knob counterclockwise. The screwed in new knob in clockwise direction. That was all.
Removed the outer broken section, then used pliers to spin off the inner assembly. Spun on the new knob assembly and the 18-yr.old washer is again functional. ("Lefty-Loosy; Righty-Tighty") Took less than 2 minutes. Ordering online was easy, and the part arrived in a timely manner.
unscrew old knob off and screw on new
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