Would not shut off when door opened, interior light would not come on.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Charles From Lake Mary, FL

Dec 17, 2009

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Replacing the part was easy: unscrew the old one from the front of the dryer after opening door, disconnect and replace with new one. Getting to it was a bit more difficult: Remove 6 screws from the back, 4 that hold the back of the top down and 2 that hold the control panel in place. You had to remove the control panel to free up the wiring bundle (held in place by a tie wrap inside the control panel housing) so you could move the top forwards enough. Then remove the top of the dryer by lifting the back up slightly and moving it forward to disconnect from attachments in the front and move aside to gain access to the switch.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switch - 3 Wire

Part Number: PS346704

In Stock