door switch actuator spring broken

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Paul From Vero Beach, FL

Jul 05, 2007

48 out of 54 people found this instruction helpful

-unplugged appliance
-removed lint trap
-removed 2 lint trap shute screws with phillips screwdriver
-popped open top of appliance with standard screwdriver by applying pressure at each front corner so that it could be tilted up to access actuator switch on right side of door
-removed 2 actuator switch screws, located on upper right side of laundry door, with phillips screwdriver (screws are accessed from outside of door frame not through appliance top).
-discarded broken actuator spring (accessed from open appliance top)
-replaced new actuator spring
-replaced 2 actuator switch screws
-closed top
-replaced 2 lint trap shute screws
-replaced lint trap
-plugged in appliance
-tested for operation
-kissed by happy wife

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Part Number: PS383733

$3.71
In Stock