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11741701-1-S-Whirlpool-WP3406107-Door Switch - 3 Wire
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Door Switch - 3 Wire

PartSelect Number PS11741701

Manufacturer Part Number WP3406107
Manufactured by Whirlpool

A door switch is a simple on/off switch mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open. This part may need to be replaced if you find that the dryer is not starting, will not shut off or the door will not close properly. All you will need is a putty knife and a Phillips screwdriver. Pry open the top of the dryer, remove the two screws underneath the lint collector without removing the entire thing, unplug the switch, remove the screws that hold the switch place, take out the old switch and install the new one by screwing it back into place.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Door won’t close.

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8 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from Lake Mary, FL

Would not shut off when door opened, interior light would not come on.

Replacing the part was easy: unscrew the old one from the front of the dryer after opening door, disconnect and replace with new one. Getting to it was a bit more difficult: Remove 6 screws from the back, 4 that hold the back of the top down and 2 that hold the control panel in place. You had to remove the control panel to free up the wiring bundle (held in place by a tie wrap inside the control panel housing) so you could move the top forwards enough. Then remove the top of the dryer by lifting the back up slightly and moving it forward to disconnect from attachments in the front and move aside to gain access to the switch.

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: PHILIP from MATTHEWS, NC

Would not stop when opening door during cycle

Found a U tube video to be useful. Remover 2 screws under the filter lid. Used a putty knife blabe wrapped in masking tape to unclip the lid. 2 screws to remove the switch. Biggest difficulty is seperating the electric connector. installed replacement switch and closed lid.....reality is this is a 15 minute repair. The extra time was to take the time to remove dust and lint from behind the dryer. Easy repair.

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William from Stuarts Drafts, VA

Broken door switch

Be very careful of burrs on the edges of the steel inside the dryer. I cut myself badly when reaching into unplug the switch.
Procedure: Lifted the dryer top by pulling forward and rotating front up. Removed 2 philips screws holding the switch at the door. Reached into dryer and unplugged bad switch. Inserting small blade screw driver at the edge helped release the plugs detent. Installed new switch using reverse of above.

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8 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: fanny from madison, WI

Burnt out bulb and broken switch

Both my husband and I are not good at DIY or fixing things. I watched the instruction video that was posted on the PartSelect web site. It seems easy to do it, however still very skeptical. My husband decided that there is nothing to lose in trying, so we ordered the parts. It is as easy and simple as the video instruction. We are very happy customers.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: ALEX from ELMSFORD, NY

Dryer won't start

1. Didn't understand how to do continuity test for 3-wire door switch. After looking that up, I discovered that wasn't the problem ! I have tested, the thermal fuse, oscillating fuse,start switch, I've tested the timer and the black , blue connections go to zero ( continuity good) the tan , white connections just barely off of infinity. I've ordered a new timer. I'll let you know if that's the problem. If you can more diagnostic videos. AKH

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Diane from BEVERLY HILLS, FL

Dryer would not start

Part came in about 3 days. After reading and checking what was wrong with the Dryer -- which i read if there was no noise coming from the dryer it was the door switch, Looked up the part number and then saw a video that showed how to install the door switch. The video was so informative and precise on everything you had to do and easy Saved money on a service call.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Annette from CADILLAC, MI

Dryer would not stop when I opened door and light would not come on

Just like your video said. Very easy. I will purchase from you again. Thank you!!!!

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4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Shari from Mabank, TX

Dryer did nothing.

Removed old door switch and tested with ohms meter. It registered as charged, but when black button was pushed it did not cut off (go to zero). Replaced the part just like the video showed. Only problem i had was dropping my screwdriver down into the dryer well. It was doing no harm so i left it there since i tried retrieving from the back but was not able to get entire back off!

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from Winterville, NC

Dryer would not operate

I removed the two screws underneath the lent trap the removed the two screws that held the dryer switch assembly. I then lifted up the top and disconnected the door switch assembly. Removing the door switch assembly was the toughest part, and it was not difficult. Simply grab a pair of pliers and pull. I the attatched the new door switch assembly and the four screws and my dryerwas as good as new. I paid around $20.00 including shipping and saved myself a couple of hundred dollars

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: michael from fort worth, TX

I had a dryer that wouldn't stop when the door was opened and it was a danger to my young kids.

After getting the part and sizing up what to do. I removed the 6 1/4 hex nuts from the back. I removed the 2 hinge nuts 3/8 and popped the lid of the dryer up. It wasn't coming up all the way. I removed the lint filter and removed the two #1 Phillips screws that held the lid to the duct and it came up easy.The switch itself was clipped together and came apart with ease. 2 #1 Phillips screws held the switch in place and quickly tightened down the new switch. I clipped the new switch to the old lead and just reversed the order putting it back together. The light worked and the drum stopped when the door was opened during the cycle. The part matched perfectly and there was no guess work about clearance. It was an easy repair.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Zephyrhills, FL

Dryer would not start.

Determined that the door switch was not making contact. Removed the lint screen, removed two screws in the lint screen housing, pulled the top of the dryer up at the front of the dryer. This provided access to the door switch which was mounted on top.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Shannon from Anchorage, AK

Dryer would not do anything but the inside light was unusually bright.

The brightness of the light was because the door switch was allowing too much current to the light bulb when the door was open but the switch would not swich the current to the dryer motor when the door was closed. After a day or so of this bright light it burned out. I removed the two screws on top that hold the lint trap in place then I could access the switch by sliding the top of the dryer forward and lifting the it as you would lift the hood of a car. The switch is on the right side and plugs into a three wire connector and only fits in one way. Cheap and easy fix after unplugging the dryer from the wall power outlet.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Tom from COON RAPIDS, MN

Dryer would not shut off when door was opened

First I viewed the video detailing the repair. The video illustrated to steps to replace the part very well. I opened the top of the dryer to gain access to the part, replaced the part and closed the top. All done in less than an hour.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: claude from PANAMA CITY, FL

Dryer would not stop spinning when door is opened or would not start

Unplug power supply or switch off breaker that supplies electricity to appliance .. Remove lint screen there's two star head screws that holds lint screen holder to top cover remove them, using a flat head screw driver there are two clips between top cover and body push screw driver to depress clip while lifting corner do in other after top cover will become free from clips raise top. Unplug old switch remove two star screws to free switch from inside dryer door

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: J Paul from Bella Vista, AR

Dryer continued to run when the door was opened.

An online video provided perfect instructions. Unplug the dryer. Remove the Lint filter and see two Phillips screws located on the top of the machine, then remove the screws. Then slide a stiff, thin putty knife under the right front corner between the top and the front panel. The clip inside has small feet holding it in place, so you need to angle the putty knife up slightly, then push in towards the back of the dryer while lifting up on the top. The corner will lift away from the front. Repeat the process on the other front corner. Now lift up the top that is hinged at the rear. I used a 24" 1 x 2 board to keep the top up. Open the front door and remove the two screws that hold the switch in place then unplug the switch on the inside of the dryer and remove. Plug in the new switch (2 or 3 wires may be present, but it doesn't matter). Attach the new switch using the two screws you removed. Lower the lid and tap each front corner to reengage the clips, then put the two screws back in at the lint filter. Replace the filter, plug the dryer back in, and you're done. I honestly think that it took longer to type these instructions than it took to do the actual repair.

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