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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Paul from Fayetteville, NY
The dryer didn't work. I knew that the timer-dial had gone bad.
Before I started, I pulled the dryer away from wall, unplugged it and removed the vent piping for good access to the back of the dryer. Then, I took out the screws holding the back plate of the control panel to the base. This revealed the inside of the control panel, and also allowed the panel to come loose--roll forward--for access. Then at the front of the control panel, I took the top center disk of the dryer dial out, and pulled off the dial itself. This revealed the timer post and the 2 hex-head screws holding the timer part in place. I removed the screws, the timer came loose. With the timer free and the replacement part in hand, I carefully pulled the wires from the old part and put them on the new one. Once completed, I loosely reinstalled the timer on the panel, set the panel in place, and plugged in the dryer to test the part before I completely buttoned up the control panel. It was at this point that I discovered the dial was loose on the new part. I looked at the old part and found a sleeve fitting on the post the dial slides onto. I removed it from the old, put it on the new, and now the dial fits snugly as it always had. Spun the dial, pushed the button, and the dryer works again! After cleaning dust collected over the years, I'm ready to finished tightening up the timer, and reinstalled the back plate. With the dryer ready for service, I took the extra step of cleaning the vent outlet on the bottom back of the dryer and installing new vent piping. Years of use can cause a build-up of lint, what better opportunity to clean this up? Finally done, I pushed the dryer back into place.