Whirlpool Washer Knob Won't Stay Pulled Out

Old 07-30-18, 04:48 PM
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Whirlpool Washer Knob Won't Stay Pulled Out

I have an older 4213964 Stylemaster top loading washer. It has a circular push-pull knob/timer that has broken. It will not stay "clicked" into the pulled out (on) position. Rather the vertical play on the knob is now loose; not clicking in or out. The washer will start but it stops during the rinse cycle. I can't get it to start up again without advancing it to the spin cycle. I have found a replacement knob on Amazon, but I'm not sure if there is some underplaying mechanism that is the part I need to replace.
Here is a picture:

Picture of knob; click me

Any direction you might have would be appreciated.



Last edited by 1976pianoman; 07-30-18 at 04:48 PM. Reason: fixed spacing
Old 07-30-18, 04:56 PM
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Unfortunately it is not a problem with the knob. It's a problem with the timer mechanism.

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