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PartSelect Number PS2344321
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: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
The end repair was very simple and took minimal effort. The time and difficulty was all in the testing. I disassembled the dryer and removed the drum and then hard wired each thermo-fuse to determine where the fault was. After test all of those I was stumped. When I opened the door the light would not come on so I assumed it was a power fault closer to the source. However after all of my testing I couldn't find anything wrong. I then removed the light bulb and realized it was burned out which led me to the door switch being the fault. I removed the switch and soldered the three wire together and the dryer started right up! All I had to do was order a new $15 part, unsolder the wires and plug them in. Would have been so much simpler if that light bulb hadn't of been burned out causing me to over think my diagnosis. This was my first major appliance repair and I did it with only the help of the parts diagram provided on the website.
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Doing some simple troubleshooting with the volt-ohm meter I determined that the door switch was failed.The replacement door switch restored the motor circuit keeping my dryer in action.
removed 2 screws inside front door, then remove two screws holding front on unit. took belt off and removed dryer drum. remove wire(label them), remove heater element, removed heater coils. pull new heater coils to correct length and install in heater elements. reinstall parts that were removed. there was instructions with new heater element coils.
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