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PartSelect Number PS268305
This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
thank you to customer service for the prompt and kind handling of my order. when i first tried to do the repair, i couldn't open the front cover of the dryer because the screws needed a special screwdriver that looked like a flower. after i bought one, i was able to open the front cover, take out the old switch(took me some time to figure it out),replace it with the new one, return the front cover, and replace the old know with the new. turned it on and VOILA -- it worked!!
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My wife was attempting to start a load of laundry when the start knob came off in her hand. I figured the inside of the knob had broken loose and the stem from the rotary start switch would be sticking out, well the stem had broken off flush and the knob was fine. After ordering a replacement, I jerry rigged the broken one with a large screw driven into it and put it back in place, worked great, just had to put a screwdriver into the screw and turn it to get the dryer to start. I felt it was fine to stay that way but the wife insisted we install the new one to put the knob back in place. The new switch arrived very quickly and went into without a problem, just four screws to remove the panel, two wire connections and was working again.
Removed four allen head screws to expose inside of panel. Used flat blade screwdriver to raise spring retainer and turned switch counter clockwise to remove.
Removed top panel from dryer. Unplugged the 2 wires for swithch, rotated swith, and removed. Reversed the process. Put parts back together.
Fairly simple. removed start wwitch by rotating it out of its position. There is realy only one way to remove it and it is intuitive. The new part is simply placed n the only position that the part will fit in the panel. Once the part is locked in placed, the new part is installed. Simply take you time and think it thru.
I turned off the power, unscrewed the 4 screws from the top of the dryer. I then opened it and turned the switch that was in there counterclockwise exactly as utube video said to do. I then took off the two wires from the old switch. The rotary start switch fix right in where the old one was. I put the panel back together, put on the old knob and turned the power back on! It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish! If I can do it anyone can! Joanne Klinkhammer Cecil, Wisconsin
It took longer to vaccume the lint out of the machine than to change the part.The part replacement is done without any tools.My wife could have done it
We are a retirement community and when we opened March '07 the company purchased GE washer and dryers to go in our common area laundry rooms for the residents to use. Because of their age, they will often turn the knob counter clockwise and not the right diirection which breaks the device which is not good. With in 3 days of installation they had broken 2 of the new knobs.But, the ordering was simple, the shipment was fast and the install was quick for the maintenance tech.
i took the front of the dryer control panel off. then the switch is right there, the way its made all you have to do is unplug the wires and the switch is made to just turn it to the right and it comes right out. then do the same to put back in reverse. real easy with the partselect parts. they work will good. Thanks James
I followed the video instructions. I did have to run to the hardware store to pick up a torx screwdriver but otherwise the instructions were perfect. I generally hire someone to do repairs, but this was too easy! I highly recommend doing this yourself as it is definitely a time and money saver. The website made ordering easy and the part arrived quickly!
Replacing the dryer drum slide took the most time. Opened the dryer door and removed two upper screws that held the frong section of the dryer. Lifete dthe barrel and remove dthe front cover. replaced the drum slides no probelm. Found other components faulty, placed order
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