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11061814000 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 11061814000 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Switch broke

  • Customer: David from Lynn Haven FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Folowed the tips that I got with the part and on the site. Could not have been an easier way to save about $150 in a pro service call and marked up price for their part. Very easy install. Drying working as it should. Now, I just learned the washer control mechanism is about to go bad, so ill be back for that part too. Thanks.

Door switch failure prevented drier operation. This could be confirmed by the fact that the interior light was also not working.

  • Customer: DONALD from FORT LAUDERDALE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Pulled drier away from wall six inches. Pulled the plug for the drier power cord out of the wall socket and hooked it up so it would not fall down behind the drier, thereby knocking loose the vent hose. Removed two screws from front of filter housing opening (right of drier top). Lifted up drier top (lid) from the front and secured it in the up position using a stout strap with hooks on both ends. A prop is not a safe way to hold up the lid. Lid is held down only with mildly stubborn friction catches. Door switch was seen looking down along the inside of the drier front on the right side. There was nothing else in that area to cause confusion. Opened drier door and removed two vertical screws that secure the door switch to the front panel of the drier. Lifted the now-free switch and unplugged it from the wire socket. Plugged in replacement switch securely. Replaced the screws securing the new switch to the front panel. Checked that all wiring was back in place and clear of the drier drum. Lowered the drier top. Replaced the screws into the filter housing. Plugged the drier in. Tested the operation of the drier. Checked out spouse's smile. IMPORTANT - Checked that drier vent hose was still firmly in place. Pushed it back in place.

door switch broke off

  • Customer: Richard from Murray UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed 2 screws by the lint collector, lifted top and disconnected the door switch, removed old switch and replaced it with the new one, screwed it back in and reconnected it, closed lid and reattached the screws by the lint collector-done!

SWITCH BROKEN NOT ALLOWING DOOR TO START DEVICE

  • Customer: bill from ashland KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the instruction vedio on this web site. Instruction from this vedio showed; was very helpful and for a first timer took less than twenty minutes.

Dryer stayed on when door opened/would not start

  • Customer: Karen from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer started staying on when I opened the door to check the clothes, which I adapted to. Over the next few weeks, the dryer would not start at all. The website was very helpful in determining the possible parts needed to make the repair. The video shown was spot on and very helpful with its instructions on access to the part and replacing the part. The most time it took for me was cleaning behind the dryer and trying to remove the existing switch. I kept trying to squeeze the tabs on each side to get it past the tab and that wasnt working for me. Finally I took a small flat screwdriver and gently lifted the plastic on the switch up over the tab and that allowed me to pull and remove the switch easily. The whole time from start to finish for me was 45 minutes. Not bad for a 50 year old lady :) I have to say that this whole process has giving me alot of confidence in making basic appiance repairs. I have my partsselect.com magnet proudly displayed on my dryer and will not hesitate to use them again in the future.

dryer stopped working

  • Customer: S from Honolulu AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Got the info from PartSelect that the door switch might be the problem, which confirmed my suspicions (as the dryer had lately been failing to stop when the door was opened), ordered the door switch (which had arrived in good time, BTW), installed the part after figuring out that the top panel of the dryer is fixed in place with the two screws accessible in the filter door opening. Put it all back together (that is, re-fixed the top panel with the two screws I'd had to remove), plugged it in, fired it up, ascertained that the repair had been successful, expressed appropriate thankfulness to God for an easier-than-imagined repair, cracked a celebratory brewed product, and commenced working through a hefty few piles of neglected laundry.

Dryer stopped working.

  • Customer: Rick from Tamarac FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video from your website is exactly the steps I followed to remove the old door switch 3 wire and install the new one. Very easy! NOTE: 1 Week before the dryer totally stopped working, my mother opened the dryer door when it finished (sound alert) but, the dryer was still spinning + the light did not come on. I noticed that the small black lever (part of the door switch wire which sticks out & presses against the door when the door is closed) was extremely loose. It seemed as if the lever was broken (perhaps the last time I used the dryer the door slipped from my hand and broke the black piece). Video tutorial was great!

Dryer stopped running

  • Customer: William from Chillicothe IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a video from Parts Select and learned that most problems with gas dryers revolve around two things: a broken door switch and a burnt fuse. I knew my door switch was broken. So I figured out how to lift the top of the dryer (unscrew two bolts in the back and two screws under the lint screen) and pry the hood open.) The switch was right there, held in place by two screws in the door frame. I received the part I ordered the next day, on the simple ground delivery. I replaced the door switch, closed the lid, tighten everything down. Problem solved for $15!

dryer would not stop when door opened also light would not come on

  • Customer: Kurt from Wheeling WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove Lint filter remove two screws that hold lint trap to top of dryer.Use putty knife to push on two top clips that hold top of dryer down on body of dryer.Lift top and locate door wire that go to switch,romove two screws that hold switch unplug three prong connector plug in new switch and reverse disassembly instructions.

dryer shut off switch for the door went bad.

  • Customer: EDWARD from BANGOR PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to take 2 screws out of the lint box.Lifted the dryer top and in 3 minutes I was done.I buy all my parts from partselect.A while back I replaced a thermastst in my refrigarator.They even have videos on here to show you if you never work on things befor.

Dryer door switch failed

  • Customer: Robert from Bell Canyon CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws that allowed dryer lid to be opened up. That allowed access to door switch which was easily removed (two screws and disconnect switch). Replaced switch, closed lid and replaced two screws. Very east and quick.

dryer would not run

  • Customer: william from orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i found the door switch broken was the cause of the problem and decided to replace the switch. I decided at the same time to replace the fuse link and both were very easy after viewing the video Jerry

dryer kept going w/door open and light out

  • Customer: Maxine from Belleview FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
my friends came over and helped me. we loved the instruction video. made it much easier.

Dryer kept running when door was open and dryer light went out

  • Customer: Brenda from Lexington KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the wonderful you tube video, and realized my whirlpool dryer was a bit different than the one used as an example. I first unplugged my dryer. I didn't need the putty knife because I had to take the sides off the top part of dryer that housed all the wires. I just needed a small Phillips head screwdriver for that. There were three screws holding the top of the dryer down, and i took those off with a small socket. Then I just slid the top of the dryer forward, took the top completely off, and there was the door switch on the upper left side. I unscrewed the switch from the dryer because I couldn't get it apart until I did. That was the hardest part of the whole process--pullining the switch apart. I used a flat head screwdriver and pliers to help separate it. At that point, I went online and ordered the door switch from Part Select. I received my part within two days. I put the new switch in, and it worked great--my dryer light also came back on when the new switch was installed. This is the first time I have ever attempted anything like this, but after seeing the video, I felt like I could do it. Just for the record...I am a female and 65!

Dryer kept spinning with door open. Then several months later, dryer would not start.

  • Customer: susan from Spring Lake NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the instructions on the video. The only helpful addition I have...make sure the power is off before you start. I did get that point when the video said to turn the power back on, at the end of the video. In all...a great experience and I saved more than $200.00 doing it myself, with the help of the FANTASTIC web site at PartSelect!
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