Broken Switch Assembly

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

ModelWED5830SW0

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Michael From Dearborn, MI

Jul 03, 2009

77 out of 138 people found this instruction helpful

This was my first dryer repair, and it was so easy. Simply pull out the lint trap and unscrew the two screws that are exposed. They attach the top deck of the dryer to the drum.

Once it's unscrewed, pull forward while lifting the top of the dryer. The top is attached to the control assembly. They should both lift up, but you'll need something to prop it up like you would the hood of your car.

Next, use the pliers to pinch the connector so that you can separate the two parts of the connector.

Open the dryer door to gain access to the screws that hold the switch in place. Use your screwdriver to unscrew the switch.

Plug the new switch connector in, and close up the dryer.

Word of caution; there are sharp edges inside the dryer so be careful.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switch - 3 Wire

Part Number: PS346704

$16.97
In Stock