Timer gadget to press a button (on a dishwasher)? Answered
Back in the days when appliances had real dials and switches on them, you could set the program and then put it on a timer switch so that it would run on off-peak electric. Now that they're all software controlled with soft switches you can't do that unless you either pay a premium for one with a timer or if they have memory to resume the program from a power cut.
What I'm looking for is a simple little thing with a timer on it that you stick over the top of the soft power button, and it will press it (unless you can trigger a soft switch like a capacitive switch by sticking a voltage in front of it?) when the timer runs down.
Is there a little gadget to do this? or does anyone have plans to build something?
I know I could hack a timer into it fairly easily but that would mean voiding the warranty.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.