The original timer was simply worn out

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeff From South Charleston, WV

Feb 03, 2010

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

I unplugged the dryer and removed the back access plate from the control panel (six small screws retain this panel).

I removed two screws that attached the timer mounting bracket to the face of the control panel, leaving the timer hanging loose and all wires still connected.

I carefully examined the old unit and compared it side-by-side with the new one, noting a minor design change. The old one used a small jumper wire between two connectors, while the new one bridged that connection by having those connectors share the same mount. Functionally the same, but it meant I'd have two fewer connections to make.

Then, with the two units side-by-side, I used a small flat-head screwdriver to gently pry the blade connectors free one at a time (they had little tabs on them that locked them in place, so the screwdriver was a better option than the needlenose pliers I'd intended to use). I carefully transferred each connector to the same position on the new timer. There were seven or eight of these in all.

Attached the new timer using the original two mounting screws, replaced the rear access panel using its original screws, plugged the dryer in. Success!

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Part Number: PS345627

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