broken knob due to hard-to-turn timer

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers


May 20, 2011

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1. Unplug or disconnect power.
2. Remove dryer top and knob
My top was an undercounter so I removed only the four
1/4 inch head screws.
3. Unscrew, from the front, the two timer screws.
3a. Compare the new unit with the old to be sure the new part is the proper replacement part. Mine was.

4. Note and record on paper the positions, colors, etc. of the seven or so wires.
5. Remove the three or so wires that are nearest and easiest.
6. Rotate the timer body and remove the other wires.
7. Assembly is the reverse. Be sure to refer to your drawing of the electrical wire connections.

I spent around two hours on the project though, replacing duct tape with aluminum tape on the 4" exhaust pipe connection, vacuuming lint, cleaning the dryer etc. But the actual replacement of the timer was quick and easy.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS418921

In Stock


Part Number: PS419017

In Stock