Washing Machine Repair – Replacing the Timer (GE Part # WH12X10348)

the timer

Hi it’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today we are going to show you how to change the timer on your washer and it’s a really easy job, all of we going to need is a ¼ inch nut driver and a pair needle nose pliers. Let me show you how we do it, now before we begin this repair, the first thing we need to do is disconnect the power from the washer, and then we will pull the washer away from the wall about a foot so that we can access some screws at the back.

With our ¼ inch nut driver we are going to remove these three screws that secure the console to the back panel.

Next we will tilt that console forward and we will just slide it slightly to the right and we can lay it down flat.

Next we are going to pull the timer knob out and then with our needle nose pliers just going reach in and grab the retaining clip, pull that off the shaft that hold the knob in place, remove the knob and the knob skirt, then we will remove the wire harness from the timer just lift up the locking tab and pull straight back on the harness connector, and then we will remove the single ¼ inch screw that holds that timer to the console. Now to remove the timer from the console we are going to just lift up on it slightly to the front end and turn it clockwise and then it will lift right out, there are two little retaining tabs that will connect to the backside of the console, there is also little ridge right where that screw fastened on, that we need to lift up on it so that we can rotate it. We can now discard the old timer, and to install the new one, we will set that in place, just have that hole for the screws slightly to the right where it mounts, and rotate timer counterclockwise till it snaps into position, we will reinstall the ¼ inch screw and we will reinstall the wire harness connector.

Make sure the locking tab engages and we can tilt the console up into position and then we will insert these two tabs into these slotted openings on the bottom, slide it to the left and make sure it lines up.

Put the holes in the back guard, we will install those three screws, make sure that end caps line up flush, and we will tighten those screws and we will install the knob skirt.

It has a little locating tab on it that will lineup with the slot in the timer shaft and we will take that retaining clip and just slide it partway onto that timer knob, and then we simply push the knob on to the timer shaft, check the operation of it we are now ready to reconnect the power and our repair is complete. I told you, it was an easy job, thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.