malfunction in the start switch, dryer would not restart when the knob was turned

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Alan From Searcy, AR

Jul 14, 2012

removed the top back panel ,(6 phillips head screws,)remove knob, (pulls off)the switch requires about a quarter turn to remove. Remove wires from old switch. They just unplug. Plug onto new switch, reinstall switch and good to go.Reinstall knob. Really easy. The hard part for me was leaning over the dryer from the front because I did not want to pull away from wall too far and have to worry about reinstalling dryer vent duct. I had to work in tight area.If I could have gotten behind the dryer, the whole operation would have taken about 10 minutes.Very easy to change.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rotary Start Switch

Part Number: PS3487203

In Stock