Dryer would no longer stay on at various timer settings

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Scott From Cincinnati, OH

Nov 27, 2012

Changing the timer (part number PS346819)on the Whirlpool dryer is pretty simple. Unplug the appliance! Basically I used a small socket wrench to remove the back plates of the dryer, including the lower one so that I could thoroughly vacuum the machine out. After removing the top plate it is a simple matter to remove two screws holding the timer in place after removing the plastic knob on the console in front. Make note of the colors of the wires and their positions! I took cell phone pics just to be sure then noticed a folded paper taped in the compartment under the timer and it turned out to be a color-coded guide to wire placement so no worries! Use needle-nose pliers to gently remove each spade connector. I used a small screw driver to again gently pry up the three-connector plastic gang plug from it's lugs on the right. Then hold the new timer in place and replace the wires in the reverse sequence which you removed them from the old timer. Be sure they have the same amount of slack as they had before and haven't got trapped or wrapped around other wires. Screw the timer back in place with the two screws and then replace the drier back plates being sure not to cut yourself on the fairly sharp sheetmetal edges. Put the knob back on, plug it back in, be sure the vent pipe is secure, slide it back and do some laundry!

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Timer - 60Hz

Part Number: PS346819

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