Control knob had broken and we were unable to set the dryer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Dave From Salt Lake City, UT

Feb 02, 2011

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I first ordered the replacement knob. It had broken before and I had repaired using a steel washer and epoxy to support the cracked plastic. When the support system I installed broke, I suspected a deeper problem; increased resistance to knob rotation in the control system. I removed the front panel to get back at the switch area. I wanted to lubricate the whole control, but UT seemed to be well sealed. Finding a couple areas where the plastic came together, held by a permanent metal mount, I used a pressurized silicone lubricant and sprayed into the small spaces. That allowed for easier rotation of the control, hopefully giving a longer lifespan to the new knob. DO

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS755794

In Stock