This DIY/How to step-by-step guide will shows how to locate and replace the electronic control board/timer in a dryer. The electronic control board is responsible for running all of the dryer’s components, controls, displays, cycle times, and functions.
Control Boards are extra difficult and very complicated to test with a multimeter, therefore making it hard to pinpoint the control board as the source of a problem.
Unless you see obvious damage to the control board, do a detailed diagnostic before replacing the dryer control board seeing that it is the most expensive part for a dryer. 1/10 Dryer repairs are control board related. 8/10 dryers are something very simple and inexpensive to repair.
Kenmore Dryer – Frigidaire Dryer – Electrolux Dryers – Whirlpool Dryer – Amana Dryer – Kirkland Dryer – Samsung Dryer – LG Dryer – GE Dryer
Just about every dryer made after 2009 have a control board in them. Pre 2009 models have what is known as a Timer.
1/4-inch socket or a 1/4-inch hex bit.
Small flat-head screwdriver.
6 out of 10
45 minutes or less
In the next section, we will walk you through the replacement of a dryer control board. Replacing a control board is super simple and almost anyone can do it.
Step by Step Instructions:
Tip: vacuum the dust and lint from the inside of the dryer
Remove the screws from the back of the dryer top panel. Then slide the dryer top back about a half an inch, lift up and it will come free.
After removing the lid. Remove the screws that are now exposed that are holding the control board to the dryer cabinet. Release the tabs that hold the control board on, they can be found behind the dryers control board once the top panel is removed. Be Careful not to force it to come off. Release one tab at a time using a flat-head screwdriver.
Connecting the control bard wires incorrectly can damage the control board, it could hurt you or maybe even damage other dryer parts as well. If you’re unsure about the connections, have a service technician complete the repair.
Take the connections off one at a time and attach them to the new control board so you are sure to get the connections right, or you could take a picture of the connections so you can connect the new control board correctly.
Most of the time the dryers wire clips won’t reach or fit in anywhere except the original place.
Be careful these clips are fragile and some times like to hang up a little bit when taking the control plate off. The clips can be removed by squeezing them. Don’t force it, finesse it gently with a flathead screwdriver.
Using a pocket knife or putty knife, release the locking tabs from the wire connectors. Pull the wire harness plug from the connector receptacle on the electronic control board.
Remove the single hex head screw with a 1/4″ nut driver. Slide the electronic control board to release it from the support bracket slots.
Remove the control board from the bracket that is securing it to the dryer.
Avoid overtightening by turning the screw with the nut driver until it stops.
If it’s a gas dryer your working on, connect and turn the gas supply back on to the dryer.
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