dryer start switch shaft was broken by using pliers after knob was lost

ApplianceElectrolux Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers


Feb 12, 2008

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I first disconnected the power by unplugging power cord.

I then removed back cover from control panel using philips screwdriver.

I removed the start switch by twisting it counter clockwise.

I removed the two push on connectors from the start switch.

I installed the two connectors on the new switch.

I twisted the new switch into place, and installed the new knob.

I reinstalled the back cover plate.

I inserted the power cord back into the receptacle.

I twisted the start knob clockwise.


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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Turn - Type Start Switch

Part Number: PS975832

In Stock

USE WCI 134844410 (Now subbed to Selector Knob)

Part Number: PS2330885

In Stock