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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 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:

  • 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Marjorie from MECHANICVILLE, NY

When the dryer door was opened the drum would not stop and the light inside was out.

First I diconnected the power to the dryer and removed the plug from the wall outlet. I then removed the two screws holding the lint vent on the top of the dryer. I used a putty knife to lift up the top. Then I opened the door and removed the two screws which held the door switch in place on the front of the dryer. After disconnecting the 3wire switch with two pliers (one for holding the switch and the other for holding the connector) I connected the new door switch. Finally, I put the screw back on the front, lowered the dryer top and reinserted the two screws for the lint vent. I plugged the dryer in, turned on the power and tested it for function.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: John W. from Grand Blanc, MI

Replace switch in dryer door opening

Called my youngest son and had him do. He said he watched a U-tube on his pc for installing instructions

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

Important if your dryer has the lint filter inside the drum...

then the video will not show you how to get the top off. It's very easy once you know where the clips and or screws are located. On my model, I used a putty knife on the bottom of the control panel edges. The panel will then rotate up. Then remove the 3 screws that hold on the top panel. Then slide the top panel out and up. Then you can follow the video to separate the electrical connector and 2 screws to remove the switch. Watch a video that show different techniques for different models.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Marc from Keystone Hights, FL

Dryer wouldn't start

Turned off breaker to dryer. Removed 2 lint trap screws, raised top of dryer & unscrewed switch. Replaced door switch, closed top, replaced the 2 screws that hold lint trap, lowered top, then turned breaker back on.

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

Dryer would not run

First you disconnect electricty then gently pry up the top of dryer with a flat screwdriver. You will find a three wire plug unplug wire and take the two phillip screws our of the switch lift our the switch and reverse the prossess to reinstall new switch

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Allison from Ellenville, NY

Clip broke off

We had been sticking part of a clothespin in the door for a few months, My husband looked up the assembly on line and we decided we were going to go for it. We probably saved a pretty pricey service call. The back panel had to come off, the two screws holding the lint trap, and lift up the top of the dryer. I think the hardest part was actually getting the old part off without snapping it. All and all my husband and I were very happy with ourselves.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Snellville, GA

Great way to save money

Plugged in the switch, put in (2) screws and finished.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Wilmer J from Erath, LA

Dryer would not stop with door open,also chnge belt while making switch repair

Unpluged power cord ,pulled dryer away from wall.Removed 2 filter screws,lift cover up with screw driver on front edge of cover,disconected door switch to lift dryer cover back,replaced door switch.Removed 2 top screws on front panel lifted up on front panel and supported drum with one hand while removing front panel. Block up drum and replaced drum belt,and reassemble dryer.Thanks for the insturction help,it was a big help.WJL

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Sarah from Las Cruces, NM

Broke door switch and had to replace part.

Popped off dryer end caps, unscrewed 6 different screws, and the top flipped up. Taking the broken part out was easy and so was installing the new one. Would have gone faster if i hadn't put the switch thru the opening backwards! I went back to the video instructions before putting lid back down, and caught my mistake. Overall, took 30 minutes when it should have taken only 15 or 20. I did it alone and didn't need any help. Woohoo!

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

Dryer not operating when door closed

When I discovered that the little plastic tab in the door switch had broken off, I checked the parts select website, oredered it and received the part the next day! Unbelievable. The repair itself was easy, even for a not-so-mechanically-inclned guy. Thanks for the great service!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Julie from Carlsbad, CA

Dryer door not fully engaging

Our lint filter is inside. The hardest was getting the lid off. You have to unscrew the control console from the back then unscrew the remaining piece on the front then slide the top forward to open. Unsscrew the 2 screws inside the door to remove the door latch assembly. Its tough to pull the assembly off, we pried w pliers then quickly attached the new one, put in place, replace the 2 screws, slide the top back on and reattach the control console. Took about 45 min total. Be sure to unplug first!

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

Switch no longer had a spring action

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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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Dianne from Frederiksted, VA

Door switch went bad

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.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Scott from orlando, FL

The dryer would start,but wouldn't keep running

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeffrey from Harborton, VA

Dryer would not come on, inside light worked intermittently when door was opened

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!

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