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GTD45EASJ2WS GE Dryer - Which timer is the RIGHT GE dryer timer

debsmith

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Hi folks, I have a 3 year old GE dryer in which the timer thing behind the knob is only turning successfully intermittently. It started about a week ago and is quickly getting WORSE. I've looked online and I think the timer is the problem. (the thing the knob hooks onto) an internet search provides several timer model numbers to choose from.

Are their multiple timers that will work with my dryer? If so, which one might be the best to use? (and which online bunch might be best to order from)

My dryer model number is GTD45EASJ2WS. (verified from inside the door)

I watched a youtube video and I think I can do this myself. (yes, I can see you rolling your eyes...)

And, the weather is just crap around here in Indiana now so the dryer has gotta work.
And, not a lot of money lying around so need to be smart about this, and I truly think I can do this myself.
And, I'm frustrated that I'm having this problem with a 3 year old dryer. (yep, may never buy GE again)

Thanks for your Help! Deb
 

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debsmith

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Thanks Jake! yes, I'm certain it's not the knob because some of the only times I can get it to work now is to turn it with a vice grips. And sometimes I can only get it to actually turn 'inside' by turning it clockwise. Counter clockwise will turn but its only turning the stem, not inside the device. Does that make sense? It's the oddest thing and only a 3 year old dryer. I'm thoroughly disgusted. I may replace the knob too though if not too expensive since it has had a hard time of it as the timer was failing and I didn't get what was going on at first.

I'd like to replace it with a timer that doesn't fail within 3 years as well.

thanks again! Deb
 

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Ok Deb, that makes since, go ahead and order the timer then(and the knob if you want) and keep us posted.:)

I posted both the timer and timer knob for your model in post #2 above.

Jake
 

Dan O.

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the timer thing behind the knob is only turning successfully intermittently. It started about a week ago and is quickly getting WORSE.
What setting is the timer on when this occurs? Is it strictly a timed setting or an automatic or permanent press setting?

Dan O.
 

debsmith

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Hi Dan, it's a turning issue. I can turn the stem but it is clearly not turning the 'gears?' inside. My best option for turning it is to turn it clockwise and sometimes if I turn it a little ways clockwise then I can get it to turn counter clockwise to my desired setting. thanks, Deb
 

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I just thought if it wasn't advancing on its own during auto cycles, there might be other reasons.

If you physically can't set the timer, the timer's internal cam might be worn requiring a new timer.
 

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That's what I already mentioned to her Dan.:)

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I was just clarifying the symptom. I missed the part about the vicegrips. Sorry
 
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No worries Dan.:)

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