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I have a maytag ensignia gas dryer with a pull start/ timer-cycle selection. When the knob is set at the proper cycle or time, sometimes the pull/start mechanism does not work. We have to move the knob and re-pull the start several times to get the dryer to start. Which mechanism should we look at to repair?

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SOURCE: Removing Timer Knob on Maytag MDE7400AYW dryer

I was having the same problem until I figured out that you can remove the front part of the knob by gently prying the silver/gray cover away from the rubber ring part of the knob. Once you remove the front part the rest of the knob can be removed.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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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

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start when knob is pulled.

If you push the knob to the left and it makes a good contact and starts the machine, then replace the timer switch. Write down the Name and Model Number of the machine (usually on or below the door)
take it to a local appliance shop and order a new part. When you recieve the new part UNPLUG the machine and remove the three screws from of the top of the electrical compartment and gently pull o the front open, there is only one plug attached to the switch, remove it and dislodge the old switch, then snap the new switch in place and replace the plug, close the compartment and replace the three screws, plug in the dryer, and try it.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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Find a heat resistant grease. It must say heat resistant. Then you will need snap ring pliers. The rollers are behind the drum, the whole machine must be taken apart, no fun. While apart, vacuum everything. Note how the belt goes before you take it off. A few extra screws while you're in there will expose the fan area. You will be suprised what you can find there.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Dryer timer knob

The timer cam is not aligning the internal switches. Replacing it is the only fix.
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Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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