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How to remove control knob on maytag mde8400ayw timer

I need help in how to remove control timer knob

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Youll need to "pop" the center of the dryer knob off, the outer mos part of the knobin which oyou turn is a false front, that actually locks the knob onto the timer shaft, use a small screw driver to pry it off

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Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Dryer pull knob not engaging dryer, changed it, still doesn't work. Please help! : )

If it won't run at all that probably is due so some sort of lint build up. To get into this dryer you remove the door first and since it is reversible you remove 2 screws on the opposite side as well and then the goalpost shaped front can pop off there. Then you remove the 2 things that hold down the top to the frame. Then you can remove the shrould. Then you can get the drum out. On the blower housing is a round fuse most likely it is blown. Their is another one just like it also near the blower. Check it as well. Clean her up and look for a loose blower wheel. That can cause the fuse to blow also. Now HERE IS YOUR SERVICE MANUAL. When did you say them cookies was gonna be ready? LOL

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How do I remove the timer knob on my Maytag MDE7657AYW dryer?

The knob is held on by a hex head nut,to remove that knob pop off the center button on the knob,it has spring clips that hold it on by spring pressure.just use a screwdriver and pop off that center button on the knob,remove the nut (7/16th inch socket) and pull the knob off,the new knob has tabs that lock into the dial so line those up and reistall the hexhead nut,then push that center button on with your thumb

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The timer control knob seems to be free wheeling & no longer clicks when you turn it. We looked at a web site that sells parts & think it might be the timer, does that sound right?

Hi, It has something to do with the timer, that I can tell you.
Some timer knobs must be pushed in to rotate them, Others timer knobs must be pulled out. And, of course, some timers you just turn.
If you can turn the knob and it spins but the pointer on the timer does not spin. It is the knob assembly itself. Possibly just loose.
If you can turn the knob and the pointer on the timer rotates freely without any type of click or resistance, The timer is failed.
If it is the knob, you should be able to pry off the center piece with a very small screwdriver and check to see if the know is loose.
Maytag has used different types of mechanisms in their timers. So good investigation will help in the determination.
If the symptom you are experiencing is that the machine doesn't run. Other things can be the cause of that. An inoperative door switch will render a clothes dryer silent.
I hope this helps,
Good Luck,

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The timing knob on my dryer wouldn't turn, it would just spin without selecting a setting so I pulled the knob off and tried using pliers to turn the plastic shaft to select a setting. It worked a couple...

Both the timer and the knob is replaceable.
Locate the model number of the unit. Here's info on how to find it:!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=+86673100&pathTaken=partSearch

You can get the timer and the knob from or call 1-800-252-1698.
Once you have the part, remove the screws from the back of the control panel, removing the back cover. From there you should see the timer. It will either have one wiring harness or many wires attached to the timer. INSURE UNIT IS UNPLUGGED WITH NO POWER TO IT. If there is a harness, unplug the harness. The timer will be held in place either by a couple screws on the front of the control panel that is normally hidden by the knob AND/OR a screw INSIDE the control panel at the timer. There could also be a plastic tab holding the timer in place. Raise this tab and turn timer until it is free. Remove timer and put new timer in place. Fit harness onto timer.
If there are many wires attached to the old timer, I would hold the new timer in my hand and transfer the wires one-by-one to insure you get the right wires on the right terminal tab. Once wires are transferred, remove old timer and put new timer in place.
At this point. put new knob on the timer on the front of the control panel. Plug unit in, stay clear of exposed wiring, and test dryer. If it works, replace back cover and you are done.
If it doesn't work, further troubleshooting will be needed and Ill need the make and model number.
Hope this helps. Please take a minute to give a testimonial if I've help you.
Thanks, G

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HI. this will occur when there is a fault within the timer control module. have this damaged timer replaced asap. this will fix this issue you are experiencing at this time.

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the key is to dismantle the font ofthe knob assy( the small plastic center of knob pulls out) it also acts as a locking ring /clip to hold unto the new timer shaft

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Can anyone help me? I have a Maytag Atlantis that my parents just gave me and my wife. Unfortunately, they accidently removed the model number sticker in the door area. I need to buy a new timer but no one can find which timer to get without the model number. Via the internet, I think I narrowed it down to either the MDE7400AYQ or the MDE7400AYW....but they both look identical to me. Can anyone tell me what the difference between the two is so I can go get the part?

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Only the extended tumbler option works. I have similar Maytag dryer model MDE8400AZW.  On any of the dryer settings, the dryer does not work (I will pull the handle and hold, the "damp" indicator light turns on without starting the dryer). I know it's not the motor because when I turn on the switch for extended tumble and turn my knob to extended tumble, pull the handle, the dryer will begin rotating as if nothing is wrong. I know it's not the door problem, because when I use my finger to press the door close "button" the interior light turns off and the extended tumble still works even though none of the other settings work. One strange problem I had was the turn switch.  Periodically, I would turn the setting to any random setting, try to turn on.  Repeating this at times would start dryer.  At first, I would only had to do this one or twice before working.  Later, I had to do this more and more.  Now it's not responding at all. I don't think it's the fuse because when I tried pulling the plug on the fuse, the extended tumbler doesn't work either. My first instinct was to replace the knob (I have not done so yet), but why is the extended tumbler working (every time) and nothing else? My guesses are 1. Knob is problem after all,  2. something is preventing any cycle that requires heat (maybe a thermomitor problem) One last thing, I've taken out the thermomitor (originally thinking it was the fuse).  When I shake it gently, I hear rattling metal pieces.  I'm not sure if this is normal or if it's broken.  I believe it's the maytag part 33002742.

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