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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:
if you follow the video instructions - you can't fail - the whole process went like clockwork - great help -
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I simply took 2 screws out that secure the lint screen to the dryer top. I lifted the lid to find the switch right in front. Two screws hold it in place. I removed the screws and unplugged the old switch. Then in reverse order I installed the new switch. Works fine.
Dryer refused to start. Looked at "troubleshooting" section of manual. Several options, but door switch made the most sense since opening the door had not been stopping dryer for some time.Googled for the part. Found part select. Photo looked like my door switch. Uplugged power. Removed the dryer filter screws. Pried up the top panel. Propped it open and removed the door switch (two screws and a plug. Two days later new part arrived. Installed it (two screws and plug. Pressed dryer top back down into place. Replaced two screws in filter unit. Plugged in power.Started up right away. Spent more time figuring out how to lift dryer top than in removing and replacing switch.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
popped top with flathead screwdriver and raised (think hood of car)gained access to the switch.removed 2 screws from door well.removed switch.replaced with new one.Presto.Couldn't have been easier.No special skill required.
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
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