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Replacing timer switch

My replacement timer switch arrived yesterday so I'm now ready to replace the defective timer switch on our Maytag MDE2600 electric dryer. What is the proper way to get access to the timer switch to remove and replace it? Is it nothing more than disconnect power and remove the four screws on the back of the panel?

Thanks, Ken.

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If you are replacing the timer, after you unplug it, first pop the plastic cap off the knob of the timer. Underneath you will find a small clip on the timer shaft that holds the knob on and makes it imposible to get the timer out without daming the know. Use a small flat head screwdriver to slide the clip to the side. Now you can remove the rest of the knob and the screws holding the timer in place. Next remove the screws along the top of the console. Push forward on the bottom of the console while gently pulling the top towards you. You will now see your timer laying there. Release the catch on the connector that holds all of the wirse to the timer. Reverse the process for instalation.

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