Hello: I want to be able to replace my timer (Part #AP5805478) on my GE Dryer (Model #DRSR483GG1WW) since the plastic shaft finally broke on it from using a pair of pliers for months. Could you kindly give me a tip on how to remove it from the dryer? I don't see any screws and I've tried to really push down on it a clockwise motion based on the way it's mounted, but it doesn't budge.
I really hope to hear back from you soon. Signed, Not too handy.
Answer Greg, It's not going to be too difficult, First thing, remove power to the dryer. Then Remove the four screws holding the top of the control panel to the top console. Pull the top of the console towards you, you may have to move the control panel in a side to side motion to release the bottom tabs that hold the panel to the dryer top panel. Once you have the console released and laid down on the top of the dryer, you'll need a small flat blade screw driver to release the two metal tabs from the console support plate and turn the timer in a counter clockwise direction and remove the timer. Label or mark all the wires on the timer, before you disconnect them. Place the new timer in the console, turn it clockwise to lock the timer retainer clips in place, then attach the wires to the appropriate terminals. Reverse the procedure, install the timer knob and test the dryer for operation.
Note: This question is for the older version of this part, but we thought you might still find it helpful
I need some installation instructions please.
You will need to pull the timer knob straight off, there will be screws on the control panel to remove in order to pull the control panel out. Once the control panel is access you remove the old timer and install the new. We do not have printed instructions for this.