The featured should be always kept dry for proper functioning of the machine. Since it is electronically connected, spraying of water and other greasy elements or soapy water results in the damage of the timer. Hence after the washing process, it should be kept clean and dry. Installation of a new one can be made with the help of an experienced service person. It helps in setting certain cycles in the movement of the washing machine and the knobs should be used with proper care.
Replacing parts does not lower the products standards. It is the same unit even enhanced and improved with something new. It can be comparable to a turkey filled with stuffing for Thanksgiving. It is the same fowl animal with something better inside. The outer covering remains the same despite changes inside.