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PartSelect Number PS11741701
A door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
The hardest part was deciding how the get the top cover lifted. My 7 year old son, who is in the cub scouts, wanted to give the repair work a try. I helped him unsnap the two lid clips and the switch connector. My son unscrewed the old switch and installed the new switch. We then had to vacuum up the enormous amount of lint, paper, and misplaced socks that were behind the washer and dryer so that Mom would be happy.
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First I removed the lint screen and removed the two screws holding the top of the dryer on. Next I removed the other two screws by the door switch (in the door jam). I pried the top open, slid it forward and up and had my son hold it up for me. After that, I tried for about 10 to 15 minutes to unplug the door switch from the wiring. WOW!!! After that got loose, I plug in the new one and viola, the dryer is working again. I got the suggestion from fixit.com to check the door switch after posing the problem. I saved a bundle. Don't forget to turn off the breaker first and unplug he dryer. It a lot of pushing stuff back and forth but it was worth it. Thank yo all.
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.
I originally thought that the problem was the door switch assembly, but then noticed the light was still turning on and off and also the dryer did still run if I held the start button in. So then I thought maybe it was the Push to Start Switch, which I replaced very easily. The hardest part about the dryer is getting the aluminum cover off the top. Unless there's an easier way, you take off all the knobs and there's one screw under the timing knob. The cover is connected to the plastic fittings on each end, which I used a screw driver to pry off. It bent it a little, but it's unnoticeable. The rest was really easy. Unscrew two small 1/4 inch bolts, pull a couple cables with pliers and it's done. Although for me, it wasn't done. Turns out it wasn't the switch. It was actually the Motor Relay that was busted. This part was also very easy to replace. Again, two screws and couple cables, and you're done. Then put it all back together and the dryer works again.
Unplug dryer. Open door on lint filter, remove two screws. Gently pry top of dryer in the front at each corner up with plastic or wooden wedge or screwdriver covered with cloth or tape. Remove two screws from safety switch, unplug electrical connection and remove old switch. Replace screws in new switch, snap top back in place, replace screws in lint cover, plug dryer in and go!
if you follow the video instructions - you can't fail - the whole process went like clockwork - great help -
once I got dryer top wedged open it took about 5 minutes to unscrew and disconnect broken switch and then connect new switch and screw back into door slot! dryer turned on as soon as I closed door pressed start!!
The door switch was broken and I had the dryer model number. The part was oredered and it was an easy fix. But documents to instruct you to get the top removed for access to the switch are hard to come by...eventually i figured it out. Each Mfg. has a different way to get at the unit. A basic repair manual would help from the company but it's obvious they don't want the homeowner to do the easy fixes.
The repair was very easy after watching the videos.
Checked the old part by bypassing it and that verified it was the problem. Opened the front of the dryer, lower panel then mid section screwws to raise the top to expose the switch, remove the old one and replaced it with the new on, put the front panels back together and test run was good
this repair was very easy. just had to lift the top of the dryer up. removed the wiring harness,removed two screws that held the switch in place.installed the switch ,pluged in the wiring harness,put the top cover of the dryer back down and that was it. everything went very smooth. appox 15 minutes and the dryer was working like it was new. thanks PartSelect.
Watchhed the video offered and followed those instructions. Super easy,
Finding the obvious was the tough part. Nothing worked, so blamed the power source. Traced the electricity through to the door switch with some help. That took the longest part. Ordered the part on line with ground delivery. It came in less than 24 hrs. Put it in and we were back in business.
took a screwdriver and pryed the front of the top loose,lifted the top and supported it with a peice of wire, unscrewed two screws that held the old switch on, disconnected old switch then plugged the new one in,screwed that one back on closed the top.
Followed video instructions. Hardest part was separating electrical connectors.
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