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PartSelect Number PS11743767
This black actuator spring with white rubber tip is used for both dryer doors and washer lids.
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:
You can buy the switch AND lever/latch, but partselect had lever by itself which is all I needed. Pay attention to orienation of lever around switch when you take old latch off and attach new. Also, be careful to not drop new lever behind/beneath clothes dryer drum. Took my wife and I a while to fish it out. I have replaced heating element, and other parts. At some point it will be time for a new dryer...
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our son was able to diagnosis and order the part and very pleased with quite response. Dryer now working fine.
We got the part so fast we were both surprised. My husband installed the part by just seeing how the old one came off. It was simple and fairly quick. Except that his hands are so big they had a hard time fitting in to where the part needed to go. Just opened the top of the dryer, took the old part out and put the new one in.
The dryer just stopped after a new load of clothes was put in. It appeared to be a power problem as there were not warnings, it just stopped. After checking the power, I suspected it was an electrical interlock problem. After nosing around, I traced the power to the dryer door interlock. Sure enough the switch was fine, but the mechanical lever was worn away. After Googling around for a replacement I found PartSelect.Com. Found the part, ordered it, and I am back in business. My wife is not happy though, as she wanted a new dryer:)
Replaced the cap over the door switch so when the door closed the switch was engaged
Googled dryer won't start! From information on the Parts Select website, I determined it was possibly the dryer door switch. Checked the dryer to confirm status of door switch and found it broken! Ordered part and received it within 2 days (actually ordered on a Sunday and it shipped on Monday with receipt on Wednesday. Unpluged the dryer. Used information from Parts select website to remove two screws from vent filter, used screwdriver to pop the top of dryer at each front corner, removed two long screws from the old switch and replaced the broken actuator on the switch with the new actuator received from Parts Select. Note: It was easier to remove old switch with the wires removed from terminals (just pull off), replacing the wires after securing the switch and actuator back in place. Piece of cake, wife happy, received her king of the roost reward :>)) This is also a good time to clean the lint filter area and the hoses to prevent one of those 16,000 annual dryer fires!!!
I used you-tube to troubleshoot and repair. Your part store was excellent to deal with. Delivery was prompt and cost was very reasonable. Thanks!
The dryer door has a switch hidden inside the machine housing. The switch has a lever that protrudes and when the door it closed it hits this lever allowing the dryer to activate.*** Unplug machine ****To replace: pulled out the lint trap, remove 2 screws under the lint trap. Pry the top open at the front (it's press fit in place and will pry open with a flat screwdriver).Lift lid up and prop open (like the hood of a car). Find the switch at the front of the machine just above the drum. Remove 2 screws holding the switch in place (from just inside the drum area). Pull off the broken clip bracket, replace with new one and screw it back into place. Be careful not to drop the screws or bracket or they will fall into the bottom and you may never see them again. I can't stress this enough!!Let the lid down and give it a good rap on the front to seat it back into place, replace the 2 screws under the lint trap. Replace the lint trap. And your done.
First I popped open the top of the dryer so I could see the part. I removed two screws from inside the door that hold the spring lever and switch together. I removed the spring lever which is also like a bracket that holds the switch in place. Put the spring lever back in place over the switch and reinserted the two screws. Done in about 10 minutes.
The Door Swith Acuator Spring was broken. I unplugged the dryer. Removed the two screws on the top control panel. Lifted the top of the dryer and propped it up. Then removed the two wires attached to the door switch (remember to label them with tape-one without and one with tape). Then as suggested by a previous "repairman" loosen the two screws that hold the switch just enough to remove the actuator. You do not have to completely remove the screws. Slip in the new actuator and reverse the process. Voila ... you have a new dryer and a very happy better half. I was given a kitchen pass to play golf and savor some "spirit" water.Advice: Don't slam the dryer door. The actuator will last longer.
Removed two screws in lint screen area and lifted top panel. Took out two screws holding top of front panel to side panels. Removed front panel. I removed drum, but theoretically could have kept it in place to replace the belt. Took out the idle roller assembly and lubricated it with WD-40 to make sure it was spinning freely. After over 20 years, there was a lot of dust and dirt inside, so I also vacuumed. (Found a fair amount of loose change, too!) Should be good for another 10 -20 years...
I losened the two screws under the flap covering the filter or lint screen. With the screws removed the entire top of the dryer slides forward and hinges up allowing access to the door switch. The door switch is removed by taking two screws out with access obtained by opening the dryer door. Replacing the bracket/switch was easy and a simple reverse of the disassembly put the dryer back together. I would highly recommend doing this repair yourself.
drilled a 7/16 diameter hole directly in the center of the two mounting holes filed it square big enough so as the spring tip fits thru now the door closes on the spring which actuates the switch looks and works perfect.
Loosened two screws in back top of drier and pulled forward and up to hinge top of drier and allow access to door switch.Took out broken actuator spring and replaced with new one,snapped lid back in place and put screws back in hinges and job was done.
Very easy to repair remove top of dryer and took out to screws and put switch back in place replaced screws and put top back on. Easy!!
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