Dryer would not do anything but the inside light was unusually bright.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Shannon From Anchorage, AK

Sep 17, 2007

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The brightness of the light was because the door switch was allowing too much current to the light bulb when the door was open but the switch would not swich the current to the dryer motor when the door was closed. After a day or so of this bright light it burned out. I removed the two screws on top that hold the lint trap in place then I could access the switch by sliding the top of the dryer forward and lifting the it as you would lift the hood of a car. The switch is on the right side and plugs into a three wire connector and only fits in one way. Cheap and easy fix after unplugging the dryer from the wall power outlet.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switch - 3 Wire

Part Number: PS346704

In Stock