Dryer wouldn't shut off and Dryer knob was cracked.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kristi From Pensacola, FL

Mar 02, 2013

I took off the old timer and I was trying to pull off the connection wires one by one however I pulled three off. I searched for the diagram and couldn't read the manufacter copy. I searched on you tube and found a picture. Then I matched the colors and affix each wire to the new timer. I found an extra wire I hadn't seen on the you tube picture. One left wire and one left connection was logical right? I didn't want to mess with 220 so I asked a friend to double check my connections. He said I was good. I ran the dryer after putting the new knob on the front. The timer still doesn't turn but it runs and I can turn it off and on. Thank goodness. I may have to purchase a new switch. The original quote for a timer was 200. and I completed my initial task with partselect for 68. Well done.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Timer Knob

Part Number: PS1482197

In Stock

Timer (Now subbed to Timer - 60Hz)

Part Number: PS8690648

In Stock