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Dryer timer knob keeps breaking

I have had a Frigidaire stack washer and dryer for 6 years and just ordered my 4th dryer timer knob. It has always been hard to turn and then after about a year, the plastic neck of the knob breaks and I have to get another knob. This scenario keeps repeating. I don't think it is the knob, I think it is the mechanism inside which is very tight and won't turn easily but I don't know how to fix that. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Removal of the timer knob.

you have two different knobs to replace?..is it the water level knob or the timer knob?
if its the timer knob you need to remove, look underneath the timer and you will find a black plastic pin depressed at the middle. pull it slowly for about 1/4 of an inch.

then you can remove the knob in the front of the timer switch.

in putting it back, install the knob first in the timer and then depressed that black plastic pin to lock the knob.

be carefull not to pull the plastic pin all the way out. it would be very hard to put it back in.


cheers,

drcool

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire PS417831 Timer Knob Assembly

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Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: needing to take off old timer knob and replace with new one

We found this on another web site:
This was super easy. If you can screw and unscrew a nut from a bolt, its that easy.
The Knob assembaly comes as a whole. So once you remove the old knob (unscrew to the Left).

Then replace the new knob assy (screw to the Right) till its a snug fit. As you will see this knob is designed to be a clockwise rotation only - normal operation - sort of a self tightening screw.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire GLGT1031CS1 washer timer

Yes. Replace the timer and you are good to go.

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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SOURCE: need part break down for frigidaire FEX831CS top

go online to frigidare's web site,or contact sears parts central

Posted on Dec 19, 2011

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