Cycle knob was broken and cycling was impossible on our dryer

ApplianceWestinghouse Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Jim From Brunswick, GA

Jul 28, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I thought I was going to have to buy a new dryer. I thought it was the whole cycling mechanism....I could see $500.00 being spent. When I tried to take off the knob it fell in pieces in my hand. I tried to get by with just turning it with a pliers to to any cycle and just time it till the clothes got dry.

Then I thought "I wonder if I could google it and maybe find anothe part. Never have done that before!!" I narrowed my search to Westinghouse dryer knob.. On the back of the knob was a part # ..I included that too. I went to Part Select.
Bingo, almost immediately it came up...with pictures and dimensions. There was my part and with the number on it.
I ordered it immediately, The cost was $26.00. I was told via e-mail the part was available and it would take 3-5 days. The time was 4:00PM. The next day at 3:00PM the door bell rang and there was my part...in 23 hours.
In 15 minutes the knob was on and the dryer was working perfectly.
My wife was elated. I was proud of myself for being able to actually do it myself and save us $475.00
Twas a great experience and gave me confidence to tackle other jobs around the house.
Thank You for allowing me to tell my story.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS418908

$28.39
In Stock