Thread Number: 85649  /  Tag: Vintage Dryers
‘85 Whirlpool Dryer Temp Knob
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Post# 1102051   12/26/2020 at 14:04 (1,206 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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The knob broke off of my 1985 large capacity Whirlpool dryer. Part appears to be NLA. Does anyone out there have an extra knob kicking around for sale? Thanks.

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Post# 1102053 , Reply# 1   12/26/2020 at 15:11 (1,206 days old) by jeff_adelphi (Adelphi, Maryland, USA)        


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Looks like the stem is broken off the switch, the knob is most likely OK

Post# 1102082 , Reply# 2   12/26/2020 at 20:34 (1,205 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Yes Temperature Switch Is Needed

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We have extra knobs if needed, let us know the part # for the temp switch or the dryers model # and I can see if we have a used temp switch.

 

John


Post# 1102159 , Reply# 3   12/27/2020 at 10:12 (1,205 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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To fix knobs ends I found Sugru comes handy.
it's just like Play-Dough.
You make a cylinder using a large pencil cap you push it in the spline slightly oiled with wd40 not to make it stick.
You take it out and let it dry.
When hardened it will fit just right.


Post# 1102160 , Reply# 4   12/27/2020 at 10:15 (1,205 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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Any ways it looks the same knob on water temperature switch on matching washers.

My washer have the same knob.


Post# 1102199 , Reply# 5   12/27/2020 at 13:49 (1,205 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        
WP Dryer Model # LE5790XMN1

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Thank you everyone for your helpful responses. Yes, it is more than just the knob (how dumb of me not to point that out in my first post!). I do indeed need a new switch. Here’s the FSP switch part number: 695091. I have also included a photo of the switch. Please let me know if anyone has an extra one for sale!

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Post# 1102209 , Reply# 6   12/27/2020 at 15:00 (1,205 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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Temp switches are a very common parts many models of different ages may share the very same part.
This one looks like yours.
You gotta look if spline fits.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/WHIRLPOOL-Dryer...


Post# 1102287 , Reply# 7   12/28/2020 at 10:39 (1,204 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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At least it is similar. Might work as well.


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