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The timer on my dryer is not working. cant turn on most of the time unless i jiggle with the knob for a few seconds

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The timer contacts are burnt inside the timer. replace the timer

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Whirpool WED5820SWO after two or three loads of running fine, the dryer will not start when the button is pushed until you jiggle the timer knob and sometimes the dryer will start in Timed dry and then...

If you're going to purchase parts for your appliance you are going to need to know the correct part number to ensure you get the right part. The part number for a new timer for the model number you provided is 8566184. It can be found on line at for about $55. You can also try the following appliance parts websites:

Some of these sites also have helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you in locating the parts you need. Your timer is listed under the "Top and Console Parts" heading as item 21.

To replace, make sure your dryer is unplugged. Remove the back panel of the operator console and the timer knob. Either use a digital camera or write down the correct location of all the wires. They are are color-coded and marked on the timer, but some replacement parts can differ slightly in design. HINT: An easy method is to remove the screw(s) that hold the old timer in place and allow it to hang. Then, swap wires one at a time from the old timer to the new one.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

PS Your model number is actually "WED5820SW0". The last digit is a "zero" vice the letter "O".

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The Timer Knob on my Maytag Dryer does not move. The drying just goes on and on unless I notice and stop the dryer.

While the dryer is turning slowly advance the timer knob to the end of the cycle. The dryer should stop. It sounds as if the timer motor has died or is not being powered for some reason and is not advancing the timer.

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do you have it on more or less?,if so the timer will not move unless there is heat, do you have heat?are the clothes drying ?if you have it on time dry the timer is bad try moving it past the spot were it's sticking and see if it counts down

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It sounds like the timer motor isn't advancing. You will have to replace the timer.

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your headed in the right direction. there are contacts inside the timer that have gone bad. the timer is in the console ofcourse. its not hard to replace and replacing it will solve your problem

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