start switch failed

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Patrick From Chincoteague, VA

Mar 02, 2010

1 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the three screws that hold the front switch cover to the backing plate. I then slid the front cover to the right and pulled it out and forward. I marked all the wires and removed them. Now the front cover is free. starting from the left i removed the knobs and the switches. The switches have a tab on them and they twist out of their socket. The front cover plate was also broken so I replaced it. In the new front cover plate I installed the switches starting from the right. When I got to the start switch I installed a new switch and knob.I then installed the rest of the knobs. then I installed the wires and put the tabs in their place and slid the cover plate to the left and installed the three screws.I then tested it and it worked great .

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Panel - White

Part Number: PS1482162

In Stock

Rotary Start Switch (Now subbed to Rotary Start Switch)

Part Number: PS3487203

In Stock

Knob and Clip Assembly (Now subbed to Control Knob - White)

Part Number: PS9493075

In Stock