Timer knob cracked twice. Found out the timer switch was bad.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jeffery From Waterford, MI

Oct 19, 2011

512 out of 515 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the 3 knobs. They just pull off. Removed 6 screws on the back side of the control panel. The front (plastic panel then just separates from the back). Then look at how the switch is mounted on the plastic panel. There should be 2 small pieces of plastic that holds it in. Carefully twist the switch in the appropriate direction so it comes free. Before you remove any wires from the old switch remember what colors go where ! I used needle nose pliers to remove the connections from the switch. Make the new connections, mount the switch, put the screws back in the panel. BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING. UNPLUG THE ELECTRICAL CORD !!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

D-Shaped Knob Insert Clip

Part Number: PS267091

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Timer Knob

Part Number: PS1482197

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Timer (Now subbed to Timer)

Part Number: PS9491767

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