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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:
First I removed the two screws to remove the lid of the dryer. I then detached the 3 wires from the old switch assembly part. I then removed the two screws from inside the dryer which holds the switch assembly. I replaced the old switch with the new one, attached the 3 wires and replaced all screws. It was a simple process.
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I first checked the owner's manual an on line documentation from the manufacturer on how to change the door switch on the dryer but found nothing. First step: Turn off breaker to dryer. I then popped the lid of the dryer and could see that the switch was accessible from the top. I was pleasantly surprised to see the parts arrive within 2 days with the lowest cost standard shipment. I loosened the 2 screws holding the switch, unplugged the modular clip, replaced switch, resecured with screws and dropped dryer lid back in place. Interior bulb was busted up, I removed cover plate, base and broken glass, seated replacement bulb, reattached cover and turned breaker back on. Dryer switch and bulb are working again. You sent me exactly what I needed and fast. Thanks for the quick turn around!
Open the lint door, take out the two screws with a philips screwdriver. Pop up the dryer top with a flat screwdriver. Unscrew the two screws holding the door switch assembly with a philips screwdriver. Unplug old door switch assembly and replace with new one and screw two screws back into place. Push top of dryer back down and replace the two screws inside the lint door. I am a single mom of five, by the way and it was so easy even I could do it all by myself. I have been an office admin/clerk for over twenty years and I am just recently going to college to earn an associates degree in nursing, so I am definitly no mechanic.
This was my Mother's dryer. It wouldn't come on. After checking the switch in the breaker box and eliminating that, I went over and jiggled the door switch assembly. It was just loose and didn't click. After figuring out what was wrong with it, came home and ordered the part. I read a couple of the stories others had sent in to my husband. When the part came in, I asked him if he needed the instructions printed out. He said no it sounded pretty simple to him. He and my son went over and they were done in 5 minutes. however, it took another 10 minutes to take the door off to retrieve the screw my son dropped during the repair!
Remove the two screws that held the part in place,pulled the wire connector apart then replace it with new part. Pretty simple repair.
I watched the videos that were provided by Part Select and fixed both items very easily and quickly
I noticed that the switch toggle that the dreyer door engages when the dreyer door is closed was broken off. I took two screws in the upper back area of the dreyer and and two screws where the lint trap cover is located and lifted the top part of the dreyer up and exposed the switch. It had a part number on it so I decided to see if I could find the part online. I googled whirlpool dreyer parts and to my amazement it had a section that said enter part number and I did so. Then came a picture of the part which was exactly the broken part. I ordered the part on a saturday night and the part was at my door on tues. mid-day. Wow how easy it was. Thankssaved me money and headaches.
Easy to do a screwdriver was all that was needed. The video was all the information I needed to repair the switch.
followed your video just ran into one problem which was removing the electrical connection. Used my pocket knife before I used the putty knife and cut my thumb in doing so other wise all went well
the dryers light wasnt on ,and the unit wasnt working . the light was what indicated the problem , and made me look at the switch . I had watched the repair video , and never knew how easy it was to change. thank you for the repair instructions , you guys are the best !!!
Your online video on how to make this repair explained everything so well that all we had to do was follow his instructions. It was very easy and worked perfectly.
....just as the video described, removed 2 scews in filter housing, used putty knife to release 2 clips holding top to body of machine, lifted top, located and removed switch held by 2 additional screws, replaced switch and reassembled. By far, the simplest and easiest repair thanks to your instructional video and speedy next day delivery. You've earned a permanent spot on my favorites list - and my wife took me out to dinner since I was able to fix it so quickly ! Thanks again !P.S. .. already spread the word throughout my office and my community!
After watching Part Select video. I simply followed the instructions. Make sure when you put the switch, the level on the switch is pointing toward the door. The actual repair time was less than 15 minutes. I did it once, then I did it a second time to show my wife how simple the job was. This really a simple job.
I opened the top of the dryer and accessed the switch that controls the light and the spinning when the door was opened. I removed and replaced the switch and the problem was solved.
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.
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