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Timer

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PartSelect Number PS268236
Manufacturer Part Number WE4X791
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Timer Specifications

This dryer timer is used to control the unit's cycles by regulating the length of time that power is directed to each setting.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Timer will not advance
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE4X791 replaces these:
AP2042833, 1231, 175D1445G004, WE04X0791
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    Dennis
    January 12, 2020
    I have a GE electric clothes dryer model # dde8500sbmww. The dryer no longer shuts off by itself.To start this dryer you turn a knob to the right and it springs back. This part: (partselect number ps268236 is expensive, so i’d like some assurance that it will fix the problem. Thanks.
    For model number DDE8500SBMWW
    Good Day Dennis. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit (Model Number DDE8500SBMWW). Based on our research, the issue you are having could be the result of needed to replace one or more of the following parts: 1) Door Switch (PartSelect Number PS2344321). 2) D-Shaped Knob Insert Clip (PartSelect Number PS267091). 3) Timer (PartSelect Number PS268236). 4) Selector Knob with Clip (PartSelect Number PS271094). 5) Drum Bearing Slide - White (PartSelect Number PS755842). 6) Timer Knob (PartSelect Number PS266954). 7) Drum Bearing Slide - Green (PartSelect Number PS6447706). We do apologize but we do not have technicians on staff, for more specialized assistance or to speak with someone about this we would recommend calling the manufacturer of the equipment directly. They may be able to provide you confirmation of which part that you need. Once you have this information, please feel free to check back with us for pricing and availability information. Best Regards.

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        Intermittent then no heat
        First guess is one of the thermostats. Used ohm meter to test all 5 thermostats. All looked good. (first clue) Bypassed all thermostats, dryer worked. Ordered thermostats. (a couple at a time) Replaced thermostats. Dryer did not work. Tested heating element. Looked good. (Second Clue) Replaced heating element. Still no go! Dryer started working then stopped. Very confused. Ordered timer. Replaced timer. Everything great! Works like a new one. Moral to this story, trust your meter! Should have been a very easy repair. Replaced belt while dryer apart.
        Other Parts Used:
        Thermostat High Limit Thermostat Drive Belt
        • George from Lebanon, TN
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          More than 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        38 of 55 people found this instruction helpful.
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        The timer on my dryer quit working. The dryer still ran, but the timer would not run down.
        This was one of the easiest repair jobs I have ever done. The top panel on the dryer has a removable back so that you can get to the controls. I simply removed the screws on the back panel, and the timer was right there. The timer is held in place to the front panel by one screw, and there are 3 wires that plug into it. Those wires have a head on them which slides easily into place on the new timer. It is really easy to see which one goes where. So all you have to do is remove the screw and the 3 wires, put the new timer in place, attach the wires to it and screw it back in. Also, you need to remove the knob from the old timer (it simply pulls straight out) and replace it on the new timer before you screw the timer back in. I made the mistake of thinking that the knob attaches to the timer from the front, after the timer is in place, but the knob will not stay in place that way. The rim of the knob is actually behind the front panel, so that it doesn't pull back out. Super easy job!!! Good luck!
        • Jennifer from Lake Wylie, SC
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Timer was not shutting down, running continously, and with no heat regulation
        Removed the 2 hex head scres holding the front panel assembly to the main unit. Then removed the screws holding the back sheet metal panel to the control panel. Pull back on the control panel to disengage the slotted flanges from the main dryer body. Rotate the control panel forward to expose the wiring and guts of the panel. Remove the holding screw for the timer assembly and place it out of the way. DO NOT remove any of the wire connectors from the old timer assembly yet. Rmove the control knob from the old timer assembly using a flat head screwdriver to pry it from the control rod. Place the knob on te new timer assembly and screw the completed assembly to the control panel. Now remove the bridging wire terminal and attach to the new timer in the same position as the old one. Now one at a time remove the wire connectors from the old timer and attach to the corresponding terminals on the new assembly. Reattach the sheet metal back cover with the screws and then replace the entire panel assembly back into the main body slots. Replace the hex head scews and reattach the power which you disconnected prior to doing anything else. Clean up the dust bunnies as long as you are back there. Tell the wife that this was a very complicated repair and worthy of a beer and some golf course time.
        • David from Parker, CO
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Intermittant no heat
        Unplug appliance !!I remove the 2 screws holding the backsplash asm on. Tip backsplash forward. remove rear cover screws & cover. Remove timer 1 screw. remove knob, pulls off. transfer wires to new timer 1 @ a time , making sure to place wire in correct position, letters on old & new timer indicate location. Reinstall knob. Reinstall timer & backsplash cover & remount backsplash..Plug in dryer & Check operation
        Other Parts Used:
        Dryer Door Handle
        • Peter from Wallkill, NY
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers
        3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Timer knob broke because timer became hard to turn.
        Removed the control panel to determine the cause of the problem was the timer unit. Ordered the timer unit and a knob. The parts arrived within three days. Replaced timer unit and knob; problem solved!
        Other Parts Used:
        Timer Knob
        • James from San Rafael, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS268236
          Manufacturer Part Number: WE4X791
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
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