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    Hi All,

    Putting this out here although the part I'm after is not quite electronic.

    My Mother in law's washing machine timer knob kept spinning around with out any resistance. She could still select cycles if she used the inner ring which has the marker to indicate cycle. I pulled the timer out (it's a 1995 Kleenmaid) and couldn't see anything obvious.

    I then pulled the timer itself apart (a few useful youtube videos showed me how) and finally found the issue. There is a red collar that sits around the knob rod. The teeth on this red part (see photo) have all damaged and have broken off through age as has the metal pin that sits through the rod. I could probably find the pin elsewhere but have not been able to find the red part anywhere on the web. The replacement timer is around $350 or reconditioned around $190 but it looks like a cheap part to replace.

    Any thoughts? Even tried looking for CAD for 3D printing with no luck.
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    Can't add photo for some reason.... Just fixed it
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    Photo?
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    should be there now

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    What about some araldite?
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    Is this like a push to turn type arrangement ?, where the pin engages with slots in that orange piece ?

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    Find a flat piece of plastic the correct thickness and make the piece, roll pin should be available from fastening shop.

    Have you tried the local speed queen agent? Kleenmaid and speed queen share a lot of parts.

    Try putting the part number in google/ebay USA....




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    Hoe - have tried - so far all I get is the complete timer. I doubt the timer was meant to be pulled apart. Will keep looking.

    Loopyloo - yes correct - pushing it in blows you to turn it.

    lsemmens - Don't have the pieces - it would be a hard job as each tooth would be small and little surface area to glue to.

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    some times builders bog and gladwrap can make a replacement ??cheers don
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    i have tried builders bog and glad wrap to mould a part or for more durable bit use denture build up gunk
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    Yeah, pretty much impossible to repair the damaged toothed bit, or even make a new one with resins etc, that will be strong enough. Maybe hand making one from a piece of alloy, and individually filing slots into it for the roll pin to locate in, would be the only way. It would be a PITA, but maybe you can simplify it a bit. Probably don't need as many slots for the pin as the original, but you will have to rotate the knob a bit as you push it in, to pick up the pin. And also shaping the external protrusions (4?) would mean starting with a piece of metal larger than the circular bit, and removing all the metal between the protrusions.

    Have you checked out you local white goods repair places to see if they have any scrapped machines they are getting rid of? Although they would probably have already removed all the good gear for resale, or to repair other machines.

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    From what I can see it would be fairly easy to cad draw that part (which I could do) then convert it so someone near you could 3D print it in ABS.
    There are a few ways to tackle that part, and plastic's not the only way.
    Can you do a few more photos of different angles and include a couple of measurements so I can get an idea of the size and shape of it ?

    Also, where's the pin and what thickness is it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loopyloo View Post
    From what I can see it would be fairly easy to cad draw that part (which I could do) then convert it so someone near you could 3D print it in ABS.
    There are a few ways to tackle that part, and plastic's not the only way.
    Can you do a few more photos of different angles and include a couple of measurements so I can get an idea of the size and shape of it ?

    Also, where's the pin and what thickness is it ?
    Loopyloo- I'll try and get some measurements for you. I've had to reassemble at the moment so my MIL can still use the washer. Will have time over the weekend. Will also include photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Slogger View Post
    Loopyloo- I'll try and get some measurements for you. I've had to reassemble at the moment so my MIL can still use the washer. Will have time over the weekend. Will also include photos.
    In the mean time, can you point me to those youtube videos on disassembly that you mentioned ?
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    Bobby Slogger, how did you go ?

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