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Timer starting to go out?

Hi- I have a 5 year old Atlantis dryer. About 6 months ago the regular intellidry cycle wouldn't come on - so I started using permanent press intelli dry or time dry - then the permanent press cycle wouldn't come on - so now I only have time dry - recently (about 2 or 3 weeks ago) the time dry started acting like it was going to stop coming on - I have to pull it down as well as out to start.
Is it the timer that needs replaced? Should I just call the Maytag guy?

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The timer is indeed going out and needs replacement. But the good news is you don't have to call a Maytag guy to replace it for you as you can do it on your own. Just make sure you disconnect power to the dryer to avoid getting electrocuted.

Carefully lift the timer knob and dial off the timer shaft by pulling the knob away from the face of the console. Remove the timer dial skirt to expose and remove the timer mounting screws.

Remove the screws securing the console rear cover plate across the rear top edge of the console. Cushion the top cover then grasp the top of the console then rock it forward and roll the console forward. Carefully lift and roll the console forward onto the top cover to access the timer.

Remove the faulty timer and secure it in place on the console. Disconnect the wires one at a time and connect it to the new timer to avoid messing up the wires.

Roll the console back into an upright position and engaging the locking feet into the slots in the top cover and secure the the console back into position. Please indicate the exact model number for accurate replacement procedure and exact replacement part numbers. You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post your comments and follow-up questions.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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  • latonia398 Jun 05, 2010

    Maytag Atlantis Model# MDG7400AWW
    I'm having trouble with removing the timer knob. Other knobs will come off but the timer knob seems to be secured internally?

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jun 05, 2010

    The timer knob is not secured internally; wiggle it while pulling off to loosen it. Remove the console first before removing the timer knob and inspect it from inside.

  • latonia398 Jun 05, 2010

    I got the console off but still can't remove knob?

  • latonia398 Jun 05, 2010

    Got the knob off - it is in 2 parts - once I got the knob apart I could see that it had a plastic kind of toggle that was making it hard to remove. Removed the timer and will go get a new one on Mon am - the parts store closed at noon. Oh, well - I think I am good to go. Thanks for the help.

  • Jahn27
    Jahn27 Jun 05, 2010

    Kudos for a job well done and thanks for using Fixya.



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