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11741701-1-S-Whirlpool-WP3406107-Door Switch - 3 Wire
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PartSelect Number PS11741701
Manufacturer Part Number WP3406107
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

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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Question:

Im replacing the door switch assembly for my dryer and I know I have the right part for my model bc I confirmed it with you first. However when I removed my old switch assembly it has two wires, but this replacement part has three. Whats going on and will this change anything?

Lindsay
Answer:

Hi Lindsay, the third wire will not make a difference. It is for the drum light and will not be in the harness. This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer to work with several different types of dryers, which is why they now include the third wire. I hope this helps!

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Question:

My dryer won’t stop spinning unless I turn it off. Is this what I should be replacing?

Drew
Answer:

Hi Drew, yes, it sounds like you need to replace the door switch WP3406107 on your dryer. Best of luck with this repair!

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Question:

When dryer door is opened, the dryer continues to run and light does not come on. Is it the door switch?

Neal for model number lgr8648lw1
Answer:

Hi Neal, Thank you for your inquiry. It definitely sounds like it would be your door switch that is the problem. You can test it with a multi-meter to see if it is malfunctioning. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

My lint filter is on the front of the dryer behind the door. How do i get to the part? Your video shows going thru the top of a dryer.Thank you for your efforts. Judith harmyk

Judith for model number 11063024101
Answer:

Hi Judith, Thank you for your inquiry. You would get to this door switch through the top of your machine. The installation video underneath this part actually goes step by step with you on how to do that. Good luck with your repair!

Question:

I ordered a door switch for my roper electric dryer. New one has 3 wires old one has 2 wires. Can i use the 3 wires one?

Bev for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Bev, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, according to your model number this would be the correct part to replace your old door switch. If you have any issues, please feel free to consult the installation video we have on this part. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

So my wife told me that the dryer was not staying on and the door switch was a little faulty so I replaced it. But now that its been replaced it is still turning off randomly. What should I look at next?

Neil
Answer:

Hi Neil, it sounds like you have a faulty motor that needs replacing. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer didn't run

Unplugged washer,removed the two screws by the lint trap,moved the top foward lifted the top (it'shinged in the back )the switch is right inside the door top right hand corner removed the two screws that hold the switch in place used a flatblade screwdriver to seperate the connections pulled off the old installed the new switch put every thing back together worked as though it wes never broken

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from Lake Mary, FL

Would not shut off when door opened, interior light would not come on.

Replacing the part was easy: unscrew the old one from the front of the dryer after opening door, disconnect and replace with new one. Getting to it was a bit more difficult: Remove 6 screws from the back, 4 that hold the back of the top down and 2 that hold the control panel in place. You had to remove the control panel to free up the wiring bundle (held in place by a tie wrap inside the control panel housing) so you could move the top forwards enough. Then remove the top of the dryer by lifting the back up slightly and moving it forward to disconnect from attachments in the front and move aside to gain access to the switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William from Stuarts Drafts, VA

Broken door switch

Be very careful of burrs on the edges of the steel inside the dryer. I cut myself badly when reaching into unplug the switch.
Procedure: Lifted the dryer top by pulling forward and rotating front up. Removed 2 philips screws holding the switch at the door. Reached into dryer and unplugged bad switch. Inserting small blade screw driver at the edge helped release the plugs detent. Installed new switch using reverse of above.

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8 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: fanny from madison, WI

Burnt out bulb and broken switch

Both my husband and I are not good at DIY or fixing things. I watched the instruction video that was posted on the PartSelect web site. It seems easy to do it, however still very skeptical. My husband decided that there is nothing to lose in trying, so we ordered the parts. It is as easy and simple as the video instruction. We are very happy customers.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: George from SPRING, TX

Dryer door switch inopertative

The video was very good and completely accurate. I pulled the dryer away from the wall, being careful to avoid disconnecting the flexible vent tube. Then I disconnected the electrical cord from the wall socket. Next, I removed the two Phillips screws located beneath the removable lint filter screen. One of the two top front release clips disconnected easily by the use of a small blade screw driver, rather then using the recommended putty knife. The other clip was somewhat more resistant, but finally released and I lifted the top of the dryer back, resting it on the wall cabinet. I then noticed that the two small screws attaching the dryer door switch were actually accessed from the underside, which prevented my accidental dropping of them, and/or the screwdriver into the interior of the dryer, as had been done by one of your previous customers. So, I opened the dryer door and removed the screws. I delayed the disconnection of the wiring connector from the old switch, also preventing the accidental dropping of the switch into the bottom of the dryer when I removed the two attaching screws. I had no difficulty with disconnecting the wiring connector, as was experienced by some of the previous customers. Next, I carefully attached the new switch to the electrical connector, again prior to re-installing the two connector screws, also avoiding the accidental dropping of the new switch into the bottom of the dryer. I had also ordered a replacement Door Latch packet, planning to replace this part when I replaced the door switch. However, when I had originally ordered the new parts I had not noticed the video which is provided showing this procedure. I quickly realized that the female portion of the latch, which is located in the dryer door, was not removable without first removing a couple of screws to allow a partial disassembly of the door to allow for releasing the tangs restraining the socket. Therefore, I decided to replace the door latch later when/if it failed. I then attached the bag containing the replacement latch parts to the inside of the dryer for installation at a later time.

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

Dryer won't start

1. Didn't understand how to do continuity test for 3-wire door switch. After looking that up, I discovered that wasn't the problem ! I have tested, the thermal fuse, oscillating fuse,start switch, I've tested the timer and the black , blue connections go to zero ( continuity good) the tan , white connections just barely off of infinity. I've ordered a new timer. I'll let you know if that's the problem. If you can more diagnostic videos. AKH

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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: Diane from BEVERLY HILLS, FL

Dryer would not start

Part came in about 3 days. After reading and checking what was wrong with the Dryer -- which i read if there was no noise coming from the dryer it was the door switch, Looked up the part number and then saw a video that showed how to install the door switch. The video was so informative and precise on everything you had to do and easy Saved money on a service call.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Annette from CADILLAC, MI

Dryer would not stop when I opened door and light would not come on

Just like your video said. Very easy. I will purchase from you again. Thank you!!!!

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4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer did nothing.

Removed old door switch and tested with ohms meter. It registered as charged, but when black button was pushed it did not cut off (go to zero). Replaced the part just like the video showed. Only problem i had was dropping my screwdriver down into the dryer well. It was doing no harm so i left it there since i tried retrieving from the back but was not able to get entire back off!

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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: Joseph from Winterville, NC

Dryer would not operate

I removed the two screws underneath the lent trap the removed the two screws that held the dryer switch assembly. I then lifted up the top and disconnected the door switch assembly. Removing the door switch assembly was the toughest part, and it was not difficult. Simply grab a pair of pliers and pull. I the attatched the new door switch assembly and the four screws and my dryerwas as good as new. I paid around $20.00 including shipping and saved myself a couple of hundred dollars

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: michael from fort worth, TX

I had a dryer that wouldn't stop when the door was opened and it was a danger to my young kids.

After getting the part and sizing up what to do. I removed the 6 1/4 hex nuts from the back. I removed the 2 hinge nuts 3/8 and popped the lid of the dryer up. It wasn't coming up all the way. I removed the lint filter and removed the two #1 Phillips screws that held the lid to the duct and it came up easy.The switch itself was clipped together and came apart with ease. 2 #1 Phillips screws held the switch in place and quickly tightened down the new switch. I clipped the new switch to the old lead and just reversed the order putting it back together. The light worked and the drum stopped when the door was opened during the cycle. The part matched perfectly and there was no guess work about clearance. It was an easy repair.

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

Dryer would not start.

Determined that the door switch was not making contact. Removed the lint screen, removed two screws in the lint screen housing, pulled the top of the dryer up at the front of the dryer. This provided access to the door switch which was mounted on top.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Shannon from Anchorage, AK

Dryer would not do anything but the inside light was unusually bright.

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Sam from LEANDER, TX

Open dryer door while still in cycle it would not shut off and light would not come on

Watched a You Tube video one of many available.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Betty from EL CAJON, CA

Dryer would not stop when door was opened and light would n't work even after replacing bulb

I love this site! They make it so easy even a woman can do it. Love the diagrams, the trouble shooting helps and reviews/instructions! I followed the printed instructions. Unplugged the cord, removed the lint trap and removed the two screws. Put the lint trap back in and pried the top off. One corner was a little harder than the other but got it! Just lifted the lid just enough to reach the switch right inside. Tried unplugging the old switch, but it didn't come right out. Hubby had to help by using a screwdriver to "unlock" the plug. Then unscrewed the screws on the front of the dryer, inside the door holding the switch. But hold on to it because we dropped the old switch right down into the bottom of the dryer...where it will forever reside since we couldn't find it or get it!! Plugged the new switch in, screwed the screws in to hold the switch in place. Took a little effort to get the screws lined up with the holes on the switch but we got it! Replaced the top, removed the lint trap, screwed the two screws back in, plugged it in and wa-lah! The light came on and the drum stopped when I opened the door! So simple!

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