Washing Machine Repair -Replacing the Timer (Whirlpool Part # WP8577356)

Hi, it’s Den. we’d like to explain you how to change the timer on your washer. It’s a really easy job.

large harness at the front

All we’re going to need is number two Philips screwdriver, a small flat blade screwdriver, and a pair of needle nose pliers. Let me explain you how we do it.

Now, the first step in this repair will be to disconnect the power. Simply pull the plug, and we’ll want to pull the washer far enough forward that we can access two Philp screws that are in the bottom corners of the console. Loosen both of those screws completely.

Then we just give that console a little bump forward. Then we can just tilt it and roll it completely back out of the way. Now, the first step will be to take our needle nose pliers. We’re just going to grasp the center shaft, and get a good firm grip.

While holding it, pull a knob off on the front. Set that aside. We’ll next need to remove the wire harnesses from the timer. The flat blade just reaching under the edge, disconnect that locking tab.

Do the same with the large harness at the front. With the console tilted forwardWe’re next going to remove that knob skirt. Just take a flat blade screwdriver and gently pry on the edge, and slide that off.

The timer shaft, and we can then roll the console back open again.
Next we need to lift up on this little locking tab at the base of the timer. It fits into a little square opening on the mounting plate. Just take a flatbed screwdriver, gently pry up on that.

Slide the time forward. That will disengage all the mounting points, and we can pull it away from the console. Now, before we install the new timer, but first we’ll want to make sure that the center shaft is pulled fully out, and that that pin down the middle of that is depressed completely. We can then fit the timer into the opening, winding up the four slots with the holes in the mouting plate.
Slide it towards the outside, making sure that those all engage.

We can then reinstall the wire harnesses. Again, make sure that that locking tab engages to hold securely.
We can then rotate that console down into position. We’ll next need to line up the skirt with the motor shaft.

The inner hub of that skirt has got a projection on that will line up with a slot on that shaft. Once we line that up, that skirt should fit on there nice and easily.
Now, when installing the knob, just take note on the center portion of that. There are two flat sides that are corresponding with the center shaft and the timer.

Again, make sure that that center pin is fully depressed. Just press the knob into position. Verify that it’s latched down there. We can then secure the console to the main top, and tighten the two Philip screws at the back.

We can then tighten the two screws that secure the console to the main top. We’re now ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.