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PartSelect Number PS268227
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I removed the back of the panel, unplugged the dryer, removed the two wire connections, removed the one screw that held the part in place, removed the old switch, put the new one in then followed the above procedure in reverse.
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I removed 4 or 5 screws on the back of the compartment that holds the start switch. I removed 1 screw that held the start switch in & pulled off two wires that connected to the old start switch & connected them to the new start switch. I then put all of the screws back in and everything worked fine. Very easy repair.
After taking off:5 screws off the back2 in the front - Husky screws in the frontpanel clips - the top panel was opened.1 more screw for starter switchDONE - under 15 minutes.
Took off console cover (two screws) separated back cover from console cover (4 nutscrews) pulled out two connectors from switch to be replaced and then unscrewed one nut screw. replaced with new unit and reversed processs. 5 minutes. Took another 20 minutes playing with cleaning dust, lint, and having fun restoring console to original shine. Had a lot of fun being my own repairman.
Using the diagram on this site, I determined which parts I needed to order. The exploded diagram was really helpful, since I normally don't spend much time thinking about how my washing machine is constructed, and we bought the dryer used, so I didn't have any diagrams or manuals for it. After detaching the backsplash from the cabinet, I pulled the wiring out of the old switch unit and popped them into the new unit. I put the screws back in the same place and then put the new knob on the stem. I couldn't believe how easy it was.
My son in law installed the new part, I didn't watch him so not sure how he did it, think he removed 6 screws, took the front panel off, installed the new part , took less than 15 minutes, now, dryer working again! Sure saved me money, of course, the dryer might die tomorrow from old age but today, working like a charm.
That happened because the on/off selector nob broke, so I instructed my wife to use a small pair pliers to turn the stem as a work around until I could get to it (6 mos). It eventually broke off. I called a repair service that charges $90 to look at it, but cannot estimate the whole job. The dilemma is that the dryer is over five years old, so a repair costing more than a few hundred dollars is not as reasonable as buying a new dryer. What to do? I ordered the parts and diagrams on the internet. They arrived two days later. The dryer is jammed into a narrow space, so to see the two screws in the back, I needed a small mirror on telescoping wand. To get at the broken switch, I needed unscrew two "star" screws and remove the control panel facing. Not Phillips head, not a common slot head. This star screw is hard to find. I finally located it in the fastener section. I bought a bit that fit my stubby ratchet screw driver. I had to use the stubby screw driver because it was such a cramped space. I finally got at the switch, loosened one screw (hex head) and replaced the two wires on clips - no solder needed. Got a kiss and a squeeze from the missus and a load of clean clothes.
Unplugged the machine.Removed four screws from the top of the machine to uncover the top of the machine.Pulled the leads off the broken switch.In the future I will make a note of which lead goes where. There are only two ways.Went to PartSelect.com and found the part in less than a minute by using their part finder. Placed the switch through the original opening in the machine and reattached the leads. Reattached the cover. Plugged the machine back in. Turned the switch and it started right up.
Unplug dryer from electrical outletunscrew 4 screws back off dryer panelunscrew 2 screws each off sides that hold panelhad to get a wrench set to unscrew rotary start switch from front panel because the two sides would not come off. tilt front panel and unscrewed rotary switch with wrench. Insert and screwed in rotary switch. Place on new knob. Plugged dryer in electical outlet and tested parts. Everything worked. Place screws back in sides and back panel. Done Very easy.
Drilled a small hole into the broken stem located inside the knob and drove a screw into the hole and pulled the broken piece out with pliers. Did not disconnect the gas line to dryer so I did the replacement with a mirror. Unpluged the dryer! Removed the back cover screws (5) using a 1/4" nutdriver lefty loosy. removed cover. Removed screw (1) from switch using 1/4" nutdriver. Removed switch. Removed wires from switch using pliers. Placed wires on new switch. Installed new switch. Replaced switch screw. Pluged dryer in. Tested. Unpluged dryer. Replaced back cover. Replaced screws (5) Pluged dryer in. Tested. Rested.
I simply removed the back of the dryer top and disconnected the old start switch and connected the new part. It honestly took me longer to take out the screws to remove the back plate than it did to replace the rotary start switch. It was very easy and I had a lot of confidence due to watching the Partselect instructional video on YouTube. The Partselect Customer Service woman was great too!
unscrewed top cover,disconnected wires,took out part ,set in new part, put wires back on and closed up top with cover. I have had to replace other parts to my washer and dryer and have been very pleased with the parts fitting and also the speedy delivery, always had them between 2-3 days.
Removed the back off the control panel. unclipped and unscrewed the starter and replaced with the new starter, replaced the back of the control panel.Very easy and the part was mailed and arrived the very next day! Thank you
Easy to do - would have been easier if I had the correct tools the first time round - needed my socket wrench set and a flashlight to see inside to undo the switch itself.Be careful if you have to pull the knob off again - the mount bracket is flimsy and bends too easily - I had to pull the back off again to put the knob on - this time I taped in place with duct tape
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