Timer quit advancing. Stuck in one place

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kenneth From Okmulgee, OK

May 10, 2013

UPLUG POWER!!!!!!!! Pull timer knob off of front of panel. There MAY be a sleeve on the metal shaft left behind. If there is, you'll need to remove that sleeve for the replacement timer. The sleeve MAY stay in the timer knob. Then remove top screws on back panel (4 screws?). Lift panel,and lay forward onto top of dryer, exposing BACK of timer. DO NOT remove wires yet. There is a long metal tab that locks the timer in place. The timer ROTATES counter clockwise to releae it. The long metal tab PREVENTS it from rotating. With a screwdriver, lift the long metal tab, rotate the timer counter clockwise and lift OUT of the panel. It should be hanging by the wires. DO NOT REMOVE WIRES YET. Install the NEW timer by inserting into the panel and rotating clockwise. The long metal tab should click into place. One by one... and VERY CAREFULLY, using needle nose pliers (don't pull directly on the wire as you may pull the wire out of the metal terminal)... remove the metal terminals from the timer tabs. Replace the SINGLE wire onto the NEW timer. When you're done, test the drier BEFORE replacing the panel (being careful NOT to touch the wires inside the panel). return power. Set time to timed-dry till it's ALMOST to the OFF position. It should run for about 5 minutes, buzzer should sound, and then shut off. REMOVE POWER!!!!! replace panel and insert the 4 mounting screws. RETURN POWER.... reconnect vent hose if it came off and put the drier back in place.

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