How to Repair a Washing Machine Timer

If you need to repair your washing machine timer, there is no need to panic. This is not a very difficult procedure and does not require any major tools. Instead of calling in a professional to do the job and paying him, try doing it yourself. You can save a lot of money. Here's how you can repair your washing machine timer.

Material Required:
New Timer
Plastic Sheet
Screwdriver

Step 1 – Power
To repair washing machine timer, first turn of the electric supply to the machine. Either unplug it from the socket or directly turn of the circuit breaker.

Step 2 – Precautions
Make sure you do not damage the finish of the machine while venturing on the repair washing machine project. Cover the top of the machine with either a thick cloth or a plastic sheet.

Step 3 – Timer Knob
The next step is to remove the knob on the timer of the washing machine. The timer knob can be removed by simply pulling it. The pull, will release it from the shaft. Do not use any tools for it; you can pull it with your hand. Do not use a lot of force. You could damage the knob. You will see that with a slight pull the knob gets released.

Step 4 – Control Panel
The front of the control panel is screwed in to the back panel with several screws. Use a screwdriver and remove the screws to disconnect the face of control panel.

Step 5 – Wiring
After the control panel is exposed you will be able to access the wires and the switches. Make sure that you rotate the face of the panel forward.

Step 6 – Timer
There are a series of screws holding the timer in place on the control panel. These screws have to be removed. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws.

Step 7 – Harness
You will also observe a harness on the wires, while you work on the timer. Disconnect the harness. This can be done by simply pressing the tab and pulling it out.

Step 8 – Release the Timer
Take the timer out of the control panel by pressing the mounting tab. The mounting tab will be below the timer.

Step 9 – New Timer
Now, replace the old timer with the new timer. Place the timer in its spot and snap the mounting tab back into position.

Step 10 – Reconnecting
You need to reconnect the harness to the new timer. It should snap back into its original position. Screw in the mounting screws.

Step 11 – Finishing
Start replacing every thing you removed to install the new timer. Reattach all the units that were taken off like the face of the control panel and the knob. Turn the water back on and plug the washer back in or turn the breaker back on. Finally, test the machine to see if the repair washing machine job has been completed successfully.