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PartSelect Number PS419017
This dryer timer is used to control the unit's cycles by regulating the length of time that power is directed to each setting.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
1) Disconnect dryer from power.2) Use a large standard screwdiver to push in 2 clips on the front side of the dryer between the main body and hood. Hood then lifts up on hinges mounted in the back. Secure hood.3) Pull off timer knob and remove 2 screws.4) Write down the color sequence of wires attached to old timer.5) Remove wires to old timer using needle nose plyers grasped at the wire connector.6) Attach wires in the correct sequence to new timer and reassemble dryer.
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Removed back of the control panel. Removed 2 screws unplugged the wires. Plugged wires into the new timer, put the back cover on. Worked great.The repair man was going to charge us twice the cost of the part ($150) plus labor. He even recommended buying a new dryer rather then putting the money into fixing this one!
I unplugged the dryer and then removed the top sheet metal cover with a nutdriver. I removed old timer with a phillips #2 screwdriver. I drew a diagram showing which color wires were connected to each point on the old timer. I unplugged the wires (a needle nose plier was needed for some of the tighter connectors) from the old timer and then connected the new timer. The whole repair would have been less than 30 minutes, but I dropped a screw into the open dryer. I had to remove the front sheet metal to retrieve the screw. This was the only annoying part and probably doubled the repair time, but even this was not too hard. I hate this dryer and will never buy another Fridigaire appliance, but I am happy with the quick service of PartSelect.com. It was faster and a lot cheaper for me to buy the part and do it myself instead of scheduling a repair.
After opening the lid, I used a can of compressed air to clear out the area of the timer. I transfered as many wires as I could while the timer was in it's original place, then when I could'nt reach any more I removed the old unit and did it one by one. It's quite a simple task if you don't get ahead of yourself, and pay attention. Having a aptitude for this helps also.
1. Unplug or disconnect power.2. Remove dryer top and knob My top was an undercounter so I removed only the four 1/4 inch head screws.3. Unscrew, from the front, the two timer screws.3a. Compare the new unit with the old to be sure the new part is the proper replacement part. Mine was.4. Note and record on paper the positions, colors, etc. of the seven or so wires.5. Remove the three or so wires that are nearest and easiest.6. Rotate the timer body and remove the other wires.7. Assembly is the reverse. Be sure to refer to your drawing of the electrical wire connections.I spent around two hours on the project though, replacing duct tape with aluminum tape on the 4" exhaust pipe connection, vacuuming lint, cleaning the dryer etc. But the actual replacement of the timer was quick and easy.
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