Knob broke off dryer timer

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

John From Sterling Heights, MI

Jul 19, 2008

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

The two parts purchased were the corrects parts needed to do the job. (There's always a first time for everything!) When the plastic timer knob broke away from the timer stem, it left the silver timer cap's locking pin embedded in the timer stem. I could not remove the broken remains of the knob while the broken off pin was still in place. And it was impossible to grip the pin with pliers or tweezers without damaging the timer stem. As a solution I grabbed my whole-house vacuum cleaner hose and sucked the broken pin out of the timer stem. Total time of repair was about 20 minutes not including the two-hour brainstorming time-out that led me to the vacuum cleaner solution.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 22003989 (Now subbed to Timer Cap)

Part Number: PS2021510

In Stock

Timer Knob - light gray and white (Now subbed to Timer Knob)

Part Number: PS2021514

In Stock