dryer would not start after another repair

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Melia From Quincy, FL

Jan 02, 2013

well the problem wasn't the start switch, it was the thermal fuse and thermometer. they blew because I didn't screw them back onto the blower housing after the motor and fan repair. However, start switch repair was very easy. unplug dryer, pull off the plastic start button, unscrew the back top panel using a 1/4 inch socket wrench (I think this is what it is called). once inside, the start switch is located at top left. need to pull the top clip with your thumb or finger while twisting the connector to the left, it comes right out. change out the start switch and reassemble. Videos located on youtube. I have changed out 12 parts (2 rollers, 2 shafts, start switch, idler pulley, belt, rear felt seal, motor, blower fan, thermal fuse and the cycling or initial bias thermometer) on this dryer in past couple of months for a squeaky dryer, dryer still squeaking, dryer won't run at all, etc. all videos were located on youtube most by partselect. motor and blower fan were the initial problem and then Then the thermal fuse and thermometer.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Push-to-Start Switch

Part Number: PS345390

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