ge model wbsr3140g1ww timer/control knob broken

by Amy
(Phoenix, AZ)

The knob that control the timer sticks out and I can't seem to get it and the plate back on tight enough for the timer to work properly. I don't think there's anything wrong with the timer just that without the knob on tightly, it doesn't work correctly. Please help.





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Hi Amy,


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Either the knob is bad or the timer is loose and every time you try to put the knob on the timer just pushes back. The knob is more common but sometimes the timer will come loose. Take the cover off the control panel and look to see if the timer is loose and if so figure out why. It could be a broken tab or a loose screw. If there is a broken tab you have to figure out if the tab is broken on the timer or the control housing.

If you do not see anything wrong replace the timer knob.

Thank you,
Shawn/administrator

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GE Washer knob and timer
by: Amy

Thanks for your response, Shawn. I FINALLY found the stupid clear plastic clip, removed it, and was able to remove the knob. Unfortunately, I have two issues now. The first being the loose timer like you said. The second, and much more important, my water heater died. At least one of the elements did. I replaced the one I thought was bad (yes, it was bad) and found the lower element to be on permanent vacation as well. Running the water heater with only the top element has created another problem. It leaks hot water all over and it's coming from the outer portion of the water heater. Messed up, I know! Going to Home Desperate to get another for the lower and see if that does fix it. If not, there will be what's left of a beaten to a pulp, hot water heater. Geez oh Pete - it's always something! Good thing I'm not afraid as well as very capable of doing these repairs myself or they wouldn't get done if I had to pay someone. I just need a little help with what could be/go wrong sometimes. I LOVE your site and as soon as I get a job (been 2 1/2 yrs) which isn't looking good, I'll donate, donate, donate! Thanks a million!

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by: Shawn

I had a timer loose on a model just like yours the other day and I had to replace the entire backsplash assembly because the tab that holds the timer in place was broken. I have had this happen on older models and I could put a new screw, make a strap or something to that nature but the way this one is made it is hard to do anything like that. If you put any screws in the backsplash it will come right through the front.

I hope you get your hot water heater problem straight.

I am glad you like my site, I hope it helps you out on your repairs.

Thank you
Shawn

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