The retaining clips on the control panel that hold the controls were broken.

ApplianceHotpoint Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Richard From Council Bluffs, IA

Dec 19, 2012

I removed six screws to release the panel from the dryer and pulled back the locking tab on the one control that hadn't fallen off and rotated it 90 degrees counter-clockwise. I then placed the controls in the back of the new panel rotating them clockwise until the locking tabs clicked into place. You have to be careful of breaking off the tabs and retainers. (That is why you're replacing the panel after all.)After pushing the knobs on I screwed the panel back onto the dryer. 20 minutes tops.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS1482174

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Start Push Button

Part Number: PS1482199

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Knob and Clip

Part Number: PS1482289

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