Dryer would not cut off automatically. Timer not functioning

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

ModelGEQ8858EQO

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Alfred From Berkeley Heights, NJ

Jan 27, 2011

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Disconnected dryer from the electric supply.
Removed panel at rear of Control Console and loosened the 2 screws fastening the timer to the console.
Moved the old timer to left and screwed new timer in place.
Because of the number of electrical connections to be re- attached I decided to disconnect the wires from the old timer one at a time,starting from the left side and moving the terminals directly to the corresponding terminals on the new timer.This sequence ensured that I got each wire on the correct terminal and avoided having a lot of loose wires to choose from. The push-on terminals came off easily and pushed onto the new timer easily.
I rescrewed the back-plate to the control console,plugged in the dryer to the mains electrical supply and ran the dryer. It worked beautifully.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer

Part Number: PS351739

$101.29
In Stock