GE washer timer


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Old 05-05-20, 04:38 AM
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GE washer timer

My wife broke our washer The timer/knob is flopping around in the panel. I assume the washer needs to be pulled out to access it. I'll have to get one of the kids up here to pull the washer away from the wall. I see on the internet there is a wide range of pricing for the timer $50-$115 but they all say made by GE so I assume they are the same ?? Since the timer flops around it might not be bad but just no longer secured - is that something that happens? Wish I was able to tear into right now but I'll have to wait ..... but the more I learn before then, the better {Ihope}

model # GTWN3000M1WS
 
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Old 05-05-20, 05:14 AM
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Been awhile but if memory serves me right. I think you can take the 3 screws out of back top of console and control panel will swivel forward. I think you can do this from front. Unfortunately if I am right timer is plastic and the tabs that hold it in are broken.
 
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I have a shelf over the top of the washer/dryer so it's probably better to pull the washer out. At any rate the doc hasn't cleared me yet to bend over or lift more than 5lbs. Are the tabs part of the timer or the console?
 
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Old 05-05-20, 06:34 AM
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Marksr,

Just for giggles, I have new unused timer you can have. Includes lid switch and plunger.
Maytag 6 2601850
If it fits, it's yours, no charge. Looks used but that is because it's been sitting in the basement exposed to the air.




 
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Old 05-05-20, 07:33 AM
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Norm that timer won't fit. Mark the tabs are part of timer. GE is known for broke tabs on control switches. Had replaced many for that reason.
 
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Old 05-05-20, 07:34 AM
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Too bad. I didn't check.
Anyone want it?
 
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Old 05-05-20, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the offer Norm. One of the kids left an old washer behind the barn next to my scrap metal pile. I was going to look at it today but we've been getting a lot of rain.
I wondered if it was the timer or the console - now I know, thanks.
 
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Old 05-06-20, 05:27 AM
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Got it pulled out and the console opened up. Looks like the timer is good, the tabs are intact BUT the keeper/slot that it goes into is broke. I thought about drilling and using a bolt but the head might interfere with the dial. I'm sure if I can put on my thinking hat securely I'll figure it out. In the meantime I can hold the timer and turn it on for her.
 
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Old 05-06-20, 05:31 AM
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in the meantime i can hold the timer and turn it on for her.
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Old 05-06-20, 12:04 PM
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As far as I know it's fixed the water has been off all afternoon

I drilled a small hole thru one of the ears on the timer [where the tab holder was broke] and bolted it in place. The stove bolt head barely clears the dial but it seems to be ok. I may have to get someone else to install the 3 screws in the back of the console. I can't get them started without getting in a position I'm not supposed to. But she should be able to go back to using the washer ..... when the water comes back on. All this rain and no running water

Inside the console was a paper with repair instructions. First thing on the paper was directions on how to remove the console ..... but you have to remove the console to get to the instructions
 
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Old 05-06-20, 10:25 PM
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That's called a tech sheet. Has hints, specs, wiring diagram, etc. for that machine.
Very handy. Make sure you leave it in the machine for future reference.
 
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I didn't notice the tech sheet until I was about finished but glad to know it's there. I just thought it was comical that the first section dealt with taking the console cover off since you have to remove the console to access the tech sheet. I folded it back up and set in back into it's holder. I hope to never need it but ...........
 
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Old 05-07-20, 04:03 AM
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GE consoles are prone to breaking. Good repair, I always like work arounds. Could not do that for customers. I once did something I had customer sign it was a temporary repair and need to be fixed a couple of weeks. Don't remember what it was 2 or 3 months later he came back and demanded a new car as temporary repair failed. Since than I quit trying to save customers money for a short time.
 
 

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