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Kenmore dryer 110.86592120 - broken knob shaft, part unavail


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#1 boslaw

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

The shaft for the knob to choose different heat levels (not the dryer cycle knob) has broken off down to its base. There's nothing left there for me to grab, even with needle nose pliers, if I want to change the heat setting. I've searched for a replacement but I'm not sure what the part is called. Everything that looks like the correct part seems to be "permanently discontinued and unavailable."

If the part is truly unavail, are there any hacks that might work to make this knob usable again? I just recently repaired the dryer heating element assembly and the dryer seems to work perfectly fine except for this knob.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

do you have a wiring diagram for that model ?
(I can't find one)
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 03:11 AM

It's the temp selector knob, common to many machines. Unplug the unit, open the console and pull it out. If you don't change temps just set it and forget it. If you do wanna change temps I'm sure another part subs in, unless it's really old.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:28 AM

The brokem part will have a part number on it.
Post that part number for a possible cross reference.




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