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MY on/of knob is broken from the part that is insede the head of the dryer, can I replace this easily?

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  • suzie617 Jun 11, 2008

    Dear ol_lonely:

    my knob broke part of the piece that hold the knob, I have part attached to the knob and the other part is in the dryer, I tried to pull out the part in the dryer but with no luck. any suggestion on how to take out the part that is in the dryer head? thank you in advance.

  • suzie617 Jun 12, 2008

    Dear ol_lonely:

    thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I will check the dryer as you recommend and see if i can remove the switch.


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Most dryer knobs just pull straight off. be sure to get all the pieces off the shaft(small black spring clip on some??). new knobs are easily obtained from any parts house and push on.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

  • Jim Gillon Jun 12, 2008

    if the shaft broke off, you will need to replace the switch. that can be accessed from the back of the console. unplug unit and remove plate on back of console, switch is usually screwed in from front or rear, sometimes they have a tab and twist in. you need to examine closely to determine method used to attach to console then when removed examine condition of switch and knob.


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