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8690648-1-S-GE-WE4M533-Timer - 60Hz
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Timer - 60Hz

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PartSelect Number PS8690648
Manufacturer Part Number WE4M533
Manufactured by GE

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: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Shuts off too soon.

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Question:

If this part is broken, does it effect basically everything, e.G. Starting, interior light, et al?

Ed for model number GTDX200GM1WW
Answer:

Hello Ed, Thank you for the great question. The timer would not effect the interior lights from coming on. It can effect the appliance from starting. If you are getting no power at all to the appliance I suggest checking the Power cord to make sure it is in a working socket and it is plugged all the way in, they can come loses over time from the appliance moving with uneven loads. I would also check to make sure there is no damage to the terminal block where the cord is attached. Hope this helps!

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304 of 421 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Whitney from Vancouver, WA

Start knob and plastic underneath broken

It was so incredibly simple! The site made it foolproof to find the right parts - and the actual replacement job itself was easier than we ever could have imagined. Background: I love to do laundry - I mean A LOT! So - I use the washer and dryer every night to wash the familie's clothing and blankets and towels. After heavy use - the outer knob stripped out. We threw it away and were using pliers to turn the small plastic knob underneath. After a few months - that plastic wore down and we could not turn it on at all!

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51 of 60 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: wendell from hephzibah, GA

The timer switch was so hard to turn it broke the knob.

I pulled the dryer three feet from the wall. UN-PLUGGED THE UNIT!! Removed 3 screws from the very top of the dryer,and pulled 1 wire at a time from the old switch and put it on the new one. Super easy.

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35 of 41 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Timer - 60Hz
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from Atlanta, GA

Faulty timer

Pulled dryer out from wall, disconnected dryer power cord, removed 3 screws on back that fasten control panel, tilted panel forward, rotated faulty timer to remove it. Removed wires one at a time and connected each to new timer on same connection as on old timer.

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21 of 23 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Chastity from Fort Lee,, VA

Plastic knob attached to motor snapped off.

Ordered part from the make and model number on the inside of dryer. Unplugged and Took screws off the back panel. Unplugged all color of wires while remembering where they went. Put in new motor and put wire plugs back in place, then screwed back plate cover back in place. NOTE: It's like changing a fuse in your car. It was really easy!

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13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: barbara from Valrico, FL

The dryer knob was broken

I went on line to Parts select to price the part and found it had directions to fix it also.I purchased the new timer for my dryer and since I had originally broke the knob I purchased that as well..for under $100. I received the part,took that dryer apart, replaced the broken parts and now have a working dryer. I can feel very proud of myself that I did not have the added expenses of a repair man to go with it. Thanks for your help. Barbara R.

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12 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Timer - 60Hz
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Paul from Hatboro, PA

Dryer would not shut off

Unplug the dryer.Pull out from wall and remove the torx bolts from the back of the control panel.You'll sort of tilt the control panel back enabling you to reach the dryer timer.Make sure you don't pop out the wires on the other switches.The start button for example(I accidentally did.)Observing the location of the wires on the timer being replaced twist and pop it out.Install the wires onto the new timer and pop it back in.I recommend doing a quick test to see if repair was successful before putting the dryer completely back together.

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12 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Scottsdale, AZ

Timer failed

Replaced failde timer with parts. parts arrived quickly

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12 of 24 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Richard from Brandon, VT

The problem was a broken wire at the door switch

Take off the front panal. Cut off broken wire at the brake. Put male connector on wire. Then connect it to the terminal. Then put the front panal back on. Then test the dryer.

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Maria from DALLAS, TX

Timer went out and knob broke

The repair was so easy my husband was so surprised i fixed it on my own after he told me to hire someone to do it Who says girls cant fix nothing !!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Parts Used:
  • Timer - 60Hz
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from WEST CHESTER, PA

Dryer timer stopped working

Removal of old from mount was easy, did take photo of wires before their removal. Replacement timer came within 3 days,installation went smoothly. Only find that timer's operating time varies from graphics on dryer as to amount of time on, but easy to make adjustments.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: James from LAKELAND, FL

Needed new start knob and control

The start unit was difficult to install. It kept falling apart after I would install it in place. The new timer unit was easy to install but does not work without using a plyers to turn the dial. The knob just keeps turning because the shaft to the control is very very tight and the knob just keeps turning so I need to use the plyers to set the timer. I am completely dissatisfied with the part and cannot be without the dryer to wait for a new part. This was a bad idea for me to try this without a repair man...... In order to save money Sincerely; James

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Parts Used:
  • Timer - 60Hz
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Bryan from FULTONDALE, AL

My girlfriend told me her dryer wouldn't shut off and she was concerned about a house fire.

Based on the few components in a dryer, I diagnosed the problem as a defective timer switch. Five screws remove the rear cover. The timer switch purchased was the identical part that was currently installed. In the old days, I would have drawn a picture to note the wiring connections. These days, we just take a picture on a cell phone. I removed the switch from the dryer and moved the wire connections one at a time over to the new switch. When all of the connections were in place, I installed the new switch. With cover still removed, we tested it and the dryer shut off as it should. Super easy repair. The only thing I would have done differently is I should have purchased a replacement knob and retainer - the original had cracks in the plastic that I didn't know about until re-assembly. Superglue took care of the knob, but I should have replaced it too. Disconnect the power cord first, take your time, and be careful with the sharp edges of sheet metal. I suffered an ugly cut on my finger but I'll survive. Super easy repair. She'll think you're a hero since she didn't have to call a repair man.

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