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PartSelect Number PS11741701
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, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I saw you video and really it was a pleasure to do the repair by myself. Thank you for your help
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Followed instructions on web site video. Made repair very easy.
After reading on line that the door switch fixed the described problem 48% of the time I decided to order a door switch first. Very easy to follow the video instructions that were on line. In less than 15 minutes my dryer was working again.
I had never tackled a job of this kind. It took me a little longer than it should because I was being very careful. Next time it will be easier and faster. The instructions that came with the parts was fantastic. I will be ordering from this site any time I have an appliance to repair. In the past I would have bought a new one. Saved a bunch of Bucks and works like new.
Just as the video described followed the instructions and it worked.
Disconnect Dryer. Remove Screws of lint trap (2). Slide Dryer Top (Cover) and push up to disengage the plastic clamps. Remove the two screws of the old switch (located inside the door panel - upper right side). Disengage the old switch and fasten the new one. Repeat steps backwards to tight new switch and place the dryer cover.
Removed two screws from under dryer lint screen enabling top to be raised. With top being held up, removed two screws holding door switch then pulled wiring harness apart thus removing old part. Reinstalled new switch in reverse order. Very simple.
followed the repair video .. unplug dryer ... removed screws on lint trap .. popped the top off the dryer .. removed the two screws on the switch ..unplugged the switch using a small screw driver .. replaced switch .. put it all back together .. it took about 20 minutes
I followed Steve's instructions from the video. 1. Unplug dryer. 2. Remove lint catcher. 3. Unscrew the two screws there and put screws to one side. 4. Release catches holding top of dryer and put top of dryer back against the wall. 5. Open dryer door and remove two screws holding the door switch that needed replacing, putting screws into the dryer. Remove switch. 6. Put in new dryer switch and put two screws back in to hold it. 7. Replace top of dryer, making sure catches are secure. 8. Put two screws back into lint filter area. 9. Replace lint filter. 10. Put plug back into the wall. Voila! The dryer light works and the dryer stops when I open the door during the cycle.
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.
Called my youngest son and had him do. He said he watched a U-tube on his pc for installing instructions
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.
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.
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
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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