Whirlpool Dryer Repair – How to Replace the Timer (Whirlpool # WP33001932)

“Hi, it’s Steve. Today we’d like to show you how to change
the timer on your dryer. It’s a really easy repair. Let me show you how we do it. Now, before we begin this repair, the first
thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect power to the dryer. We either pull it far enough forward that
you can unplug it or locate the electrical panel turn off the appropriate breaker or
remove the appropriate fuses. We’ll also need access to the back of the
dryer. You will need to at least pull it far enough
forward that you can remove screws on the back panel. Now that we have access to the back of the
dryer our next step will be to remove these three Phillips screws across the top of that
back panel. There are also two quarter-inch hex head screws
along the bottom. Then lift that back panel off and we’ll just
set that aside. That will give us access to all the wires
that are on that timer. You may find it easier to pull the timer away
from that console before you disconnect any of the wires. We simply pull straight over that timer and
up. That will expose two quarter-inch hex head
screws. I want us to remove both of those. You’ll take note that there’s a machine-type
thread on those screws. Keep them separate from the ones on the back
panel. Now we’ll go to the back of the dryer again
where we can change out those wires. Now that we have easier access to that timer,
we can pull out where you can actually remove those wires easily. Then take note on the new timer that all the
terminals are marked, the color code of the individual wires that are attached to them. However, if you find that some of them are
blurred or difficult to see or they are not on there at all, you may wish to take wire
off of the old-timer and install it directly onto the new one. In this case, they’re all clearly marked. We’re just going to remove all the wires from
the old-timer including the ground wire on the side, and if they’re on there quite tight
take a pair of needle-nose pliers and grasp just the terminal and pull them off. You can leave the wires on go to the timer
motor. Then discard the old-timer and then we’ll
begin by reinstalling all the wires onto the new timer. First of all, make sure that they’re all attached
firmly. If any of them are loose, you’ll need to take
your pliers and just gently crimp the ends of those wires. I want to make sure that they have a nice
tight fit. In particular, the blue and black wires, make
sure those are all nice and snug. Now that the wires firmly attached to the
timer, we’re going to hold that in the opening and then we’ll install the mounting screws
from the outside. We’re simply going to place that shaft of
that timer through the opening line up the two screw holes and then we’ll reinstall those
machine screws to hold it in place. We can then put the timer knob back on and
now we can go to the back of the dryer again and reinstall that back cover. Now at the timer I’m adding the knob itself. We’ll next put our back panel back in place. Now with the back panel firmly attached to
the console, we can go to the front of the dryer again. We’re now ready to push the dryer back into
place, reconnect the power and our repair is complete.

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