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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:
Dryer at out Bahama home quit working and with no repair men or service centers on island it had to be a do-it-yourself job. I watched the repair video, which was exptremely helpful. Unscrewed the two lint trap door philips screws, popped open the top of dryer with putty knife blade gently prying at two corners, unscrewed two little screws holding the door switch, unplugged switch carefully, plugged in new switch, put all back together, plugged dryer back in, crossed our fingers and perfect!!Dryer works great. Thanks Partselect!
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When the dryer door was open, the light would not come on and the drum would not stop spinning. Eventually, the dryer completly quit functioning. We repaired it exactly as the videos and other posters suggested. It was surprisingly difficult to separate the plastic connectors - it took two people and a small flathead screwdriver to pop it apart. Put it back together, and voila! Thanks so much!
It was very simple. I watched the video on your website which showed me exactly how to remove and install the switch. It was a piece of cake. Thanks for your excellent video.
I saw on your site an email from another person who had the same problem. He identified the location of the two screws that must be removed to lift up the top (under the lid to the lint screen). There also are snap-type fasteners at each of the two front corners of the top; these are released simply by pulling up. Once the top is up, the switch assembly is easily installed by removing the old switch (two small screws on the outside of the unit on either side of the switch trigger, screwing in the new one and snapping the wiring harnesses together. The snap connector only goes together one way.
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.
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.
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