How To Fix A Dryer Timer Knob

Top of a white clothes dryer showing the timer knob

A dryer timer knob is a very important component of your dryer and helps you determine the amount of time you want the dryer to dry your clothes in. It can be frustrating if it is damaged for some reason and needs to be replaced. Fortunately this is a job you can handle in a few easy steps.

Step 1 - Buy a Replacement

Before you actually replace the knob, make sure you have purchased a similar replacement or one that is guaranteed to work on your dryer. Proceed to remove the old knob if it is still clinging onto your machine in a broken state.

Step 2 - Remove Old Knob

Removing the old knob is not very difficult and can be done by rotating it counter clockwise in a slow and repetitive manner. If you correctly tug on the knob, it will come out of its position and detach itself from the dryer.

Step 3 - Install New Knob

Now, careful position the new knob over the shaft and mount it looking at the position of the knob corresponding to the labeling on the front panel. Make sure that the knob is pointing in the correct direction every time you choose an option. Do a trial run to see that you have installed it in the right manner. This concludes the replacement procedure.