Rotary Start Switch

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:

  • Will not start.
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69 of 84 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJaren from Lemoore CA

Broken knob post

First I unplugged the dryer, then I removed the access panel on the back of the control panel. I removed the wires from the back of the switch...Here is where I messed up. I removed the switch prior to ordering the part, the bad part is the way I removed the part. When you get the new part in you will be able to see how it will be mounted to the control panel. I had no idea, so I did what was necessary to remove it. Needless to say, I bent the hell out of the hole that the switch mounts in. In turn, the installation of the new switch did not go as easily as I would have liked. After straightening out some metal and drowning the thing in epoxy, the new switch is installed. I hooked the wires back up on the back of the switch, plug in the dryer, and dry some clothes. Standing victorious over the dryer with beer in hand, not only did I accomplish the mission but I learned my lesson... destructive removal = BAD!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerNeil from Doylestown PA

Start rotary shaft stripped

One of the easiest repair jobs I've ever done. First I turned off the power. After removing 4 screws and lowering the cover of the control board, I disconnected the two wires attached to the switch. I rotated the switch counterclockwise and removed it. Just reverse this process and I was done. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.

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Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRay from Kingwood TX

Dryer would not start

The switch made a humming sound when I turned it so I thought that might be the problem. Using the instructions on this Web site I took the top panel of the dryer off (after unplugging it), unplugged two wires leading from the switch (needed pliers for this), and removed the switch unit by rotating it counterclockwise (when behind it).
The replacement part came in two days. The installation went a lot quicker-maybe ten minutes.

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10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerrobert from ossineke MI

Switch knob and shaft broke off from using pliers.

Unplugged dryer. Removed screws from top of operating panel. Removed wires from switch. Turned switch 1/4 turn to left and removed. Replaced switch. Turned 1/4 to the right. Re-attached wires. Replaced operating panel and screws. Replaced knob. Plugged in dryer. DONE!!!!!!
Easiest repair ever! Thank you.

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9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench(Adjustable)

CustomerKusuma from Alpharetta GA

Start switch stick (plastic thing that pops out) was broken

Removed 6 screws from the back panel and lifted/pushed the metal back panel up. Removed/sliced out the start switch by hand. Replace the new start switch and tightened all screws. Replaced the new selector Knob and it worked like charm.

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9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerlee from port charlotte FL

Plastic stem that the knob attaches to, broke off

unscrewed the back plate off of the dryer. Disconnected the the wires off of the switch. Remember to to unplug your dryer from the wall first!!!. Reconnect the wires to the new switch and twist back into place. Be careful not to bend the metal tabs. Put the back plate back on and plug in. Put on new knob and the wife was smiling. Took about 8 minutes to repair.

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Islip Terrace NY

Start switch and knob busted

Just followed the installation video. The only issue with the video was that a phillips screwdriver was specified and I actually needed a torx screwdriver.

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRosa from miami FL

Broken knob,and damage rotary start switch

replace both,in less than 5 minutes.save 80dollars in labor

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7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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Customervincent from chapel hill NC

The start knob would not work

First of all I am NOT a do-it-yourself handyman. I unscrewed the panel where the start knob was diagnosed I needed an electrical switch that went behind the panel and a new start knob. PartSelect was great. just plugged in my model number, found the drawings of the model. I selected and ordered both parts for $40. Shipped normal delivery and they arrived in 5 days. I had the parts replaced, the panel screwed back on and the dryer working in 10 minutes. I highly recommend PartSelect for honesty, speed and helpful drawings that allow you to select the correct part. 110% satisfied.

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Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerCarl from Newburgh IN

Intermittent starting gave way to no starting

a. researched internet to find how to access rotary starter switch
b. isolated all electrical input at breaker box
c. removed 4 torx screws on top of dryer head
d. lowered dryer head (swivels toward front)
e. pulled electrical connections from back of switch
f. turned and pulled thus releasing rotary switch
g. reversed procedure above
h. reconnected electrical
i. started dryer - it worked first time
j. watched football until wife came home
k. told wife dryer was fixed and what a bear it was to get it done :o)
l. that night accepted my reward for working so hard at fixing the dryer and saving us a bundle. :o)
m. now we are both smiling

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Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHarry from Bradenton FL

Plastic shaft on switch broken.

On arrival at rental in Florida, knob & half of shaft are on top of the dryer. Thanks! It's fixed

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMarie from Charlotte NC

Dryer would not start

My husband replaced the rotary start switch that we bought. However, the dryer still would not start. He then tested each remaining switch/dial (before we spent more money on parts) to see if the dryer would start if the electrical connection by-passed that part. None of the top panel switches was the culprit. Then he pulled the door switch. The dryer worked with the switch out, but still connected. He reset each wire, put the door switch back in place, and it failed again. He pulled the switch, added electrical tape to all the connections, and put it back. The dryer works fine now.

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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerKEITH from MCBEE SC

Both switch shafts were snapped off in move.

T-10 driver to remove panel/expose switches. screwdriver to lift metal tab and hand rotate switch 45 degrees CCW. Switch comes out. pull connectors off switch one at at time and put on new switch. Install new switch snap in place. Install panel with T-10.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerClemencia from Yonkers NY

Broken rotary start switch and knob

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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDana from Provincetown MA

Had been broken off due to "plier" uasage.....duh!

Opened panel, bent retainer tab, took off wires. Took out switch, put in new switch, replaced wires and knob and plugged it in. Off she goes. PS, how the hell did you get that part to me in less than 24 hours??? Thanks guys.

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