I was just chatting with parts dept and they suggested asking you my question. Something feel out of the overhead cabinet and broke my timer knob off of the stem. Do I need to replace the complete timer unit (AP3100522)
and if so, does it come with instructions?
Answer Tracy, We'd expect you to need a new timer 3976576 in the near future, if not now. If what ever fell and broke the timer dial knob, was probably pretty heavy, chances are the timer shaft is bent or may have become out of alignment with the internal contacts of the timer. No it will not come with installation instructions, but it's not that hard a repair to perform. Unplug the power cord, remove the three or four screws across the back side of the control panel and "roll" it forward from the top. Remove the timer mounting screws, and reverse the procedure to install.
When I hit the start button on dryer I only get a buzzing sound and the dryer does not work.
Answer RC, Without a model number, it's a bit difficult to diagnose and make a recomendation. But basically, you want to make sure you have the proper power supply to the dryer at the outlet. At this point there's a slight possibility that the timer has a bad contact, but it's more likely and issue in the dryer motor itself, or the wiring. With a proper model number we can assist you better and more efficiently.