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Removing Timer Knob on Maytag MDE7400AYW dryer

I am having a problem figuring out how to remove the timer knob on an MDE7400AYW dryer. Can you help

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  • bbappliance Apr 25, 2009

    IM STUCK TRYING TO GET THE KNOB ON MY ATLANTIS TO STAY ON WHAT DO I DO

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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?

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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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    Connie Kasper Jan 29, 2015

    Diagnosing was not a problem for me, but I could not find instruction to remove the knob on my Maytag Model LAT8106aae. Most instructions are from behind the contro panel. I was looking in the wrong place! Once I reoved the gray rubber ring, everything else was easy. Thanks for the solution.

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After you gain acess inside the control panel, youll see the back of timer( there should be a small black shaft in the middle), with a small screw driver you can hold the very bottom of the shaft and pull it down(it pushes a small lock up the shaft and locks the knob in place) a little tinkering will get itafter the shaft is unlocked knob can be removed after replacing remomber to push "locktab" back or knob will fall right off

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

Solution #2 worked great for my Maytag Atlantis dryer Model MDE6400AYW

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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