The start switch broke on my dryer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Wrench set

Cheri From Orlando, FL

Feb 05, 2013

I removed the 5 screws on the back with a 1/4" wrench, had to use needle nose pliers to remove the wires from the original switch, removed the screw at the base of the switch with the 1/4" wrench and installed the new switch by screwing it in, being careful to make sure the little tab above the switch shaft is secure, then I put the wires back exactly as they were before, put the back back on and then put the new knob on the switch shaft. It was a piece of cake!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rotary Start Switch

Part Number: PS268227

In Stock

Selector Knob with Clip

Part Number: PS271094

In Stock