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PartSelect Number PS2330885
This selector knob may also be known as the laundry appliance control knob and is meant for your washer or dryer. This model is sold individually and takes a D-shaped shaft. The purpose of this part is to attach to the shaft of a rotary or starter switch, which is located on the control panel. To make this installation you should remove your old selector part by grabbing it with a firm grip and pulling it straight off. If the metal insert came off with the old part, pull it off as well, making sure the new knob will have enough room to snap in its place. No tools are required to make this repair.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First thought the problem was a stretched drum belt or bad idler pulley. Ordered a new belt and idler assy plus spring. Replaced those items with relative ease following suggestions obtained at this site.However, problem persisted and I now suspected a bad drum bearing. Odered the bearing kit and replaced same using the following procedure.1. Removed the cover from the back of the dryer (held in place via two phillip head screws)2. Pushed down on the idler assy and removed the idler spring to release the drum belt.3. Inserted flat tip screwdriver between the top panel and the dryer main body in the front of the dryer to pry the top loose from the two retaining clips.4. used phillips screwdriver to remove the two retaining screws (one left, one right) that hold the front panel to the main body of the dryer. (about a foot down from the top of the dryer).5. disconnected the wiring plug on the top right hand side at the top of the dryer.6. lifted the front panel slightly removing it from the main body and placed it to the side.7. lifted the rear of the drum to release it from the bearing bracket and removed the drum belt.8. Pulled the drum through the front of the dryer body and moved it to an open work area.9. Reached into the Dryer and loosened the twobearing bracket screws with a nut driver. Here's where another pair of hands would have come in handy. Holding the ground bar on the back of the drum with on hand, reached into the dryer and finished removing the bracket screws somehow managing not to drop the tiny grounding ball (size of a BB) Removed the badly damaged plastic bracket, grounding bar, and grounding ball and setthem aside to be discarded later.10. Used impact driver with phillips attachment to remove two of the three screws that hold the bearing to the back of the drum (these are on the inside) The third screw's head stripped out and I had a very difficult time removing it. Had it not been for that, the job would have taken less than an hour.11. I had my wife hold the bearing in place while I started the three retaining screws. 12. My wife also got behing the dryer and held the grounding bar in place while I installed the new bearing bracket . (this kept me from loosing the grounding ball)I just reversed the rest of the procedures to install the drum belt, drum, front panel, etc.The dryer works like new now, doesn't squeal.Also replaced the on/off switch knob (just pulled the old one from the stem and slid the new one on.
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Just slipped them on and ready to go. Ordered them on thur and got em on Tues.
I first disconnected the power by unplugging power cord.I then removed back cover from control panel using philips screwdriver.I removed the start switch by twisting it counter clockwise.I removed the two push on connectors from the start switch.I installed the two connectors on the new switch.I twisted the new switch into place, and installed the new knob.I reinstalled the back cover plate.I inserted the power cord back into the receptacle.I twisted the start knob clockwise.VOILA!!!!!
After entering the info on the dryer into the PartSelect site, it brought up a list of parts, and a diagram showing where all parts go on the dryer.Clicking on the knob description brought up a photo which proved beyond a shadow of doubt that this was the correct part. At a cost of $5, who wouldn't pay for the expedited freight also? For 6 months we've kept the pliars on top of the dryer to use in place of the worn out knob. Don't lose the address to this site. Jim
Once the part was located all I needed to do was pop the old part off and pop the new part on. It took less than a minute from start to finish. It also saved me an $80 service call.
First, I unplugged the dryer. Then, I removed the back panel from the controls section (6 screws), disconnected the old switch and reconnected the new switch. Positioning the switch in the control panel took some figuring out, but once I realized that the switch slots into place, and then gets locked in by turning 1/8 of a turn, it worked fine.Replacing the knobs was a cinch, just popped them in place. Now the controls are like new again.Frigidaire controls are really junk, though. I won't be surprised if I have to do this repair again in two years.
Did repairs by hand, took longer to open box and remove packaging that to install the parts. Total time from mail box to repair complete- 3 Minutes.
First I removed the existing knobs and then the screws holding the top panel. I then removed the broken switch and replaced it with the new one, replaced the panel and knobs. The process took me approx. 45 minutes. PartsSelect.com saved me the cost of hiring a handyman.
i just put the knobs on very easily.
It was simple, removed the start switch and replaced the knob.
Just pushed it on. The gray on the knob is a little lighter shade than the original, but not a problem.
Insured the washer was unpluged. Removed the back cover that had 6 screws. Replaced the Switch Temp by twisting the old one counterclockwise. Unpluged the wiring harness. Took new switch pluged in the wiring harness, putting the switch back in where the old one was, twist the switch clockwise to lock into place. Replace back cover. Put the new control knobs on the water temp switch, and the extra rince switch,Plugged the washing machine in and tested the switch. Worked perfectly.
Knobs purchased for Wash Machine and Dryer. Super easy. Just pushed the knobs on the machines. I made sure that I watched the helpful videos on PartSelect before I did anything though, so I didn't make any mistakes.PartSelect.com is wonderful. Received the knobs within a day or so.I'm a very happy customer.Thanks
just pushed new knob on.
remove old knob and washer that was on it put new knob on and turn the knob dryer was save
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