346704-1-S-Whirlpool-3406107           -Door Switch - 3 Wire
346704-1-S-Whirlpool-3406107           -Door Switch - 3 Wire 346704-2-S-Whirlpool-3406107           -Door Switch - 3 Wire 346704-3-S-Whirlpool-3406107           -Door Switch - 3 Wire

Door Switch - 3 Wire

PartSelect Number PS346704

Manufacturer Part Number 3406107
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Door won’t close.
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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerCharles from Lake Mary FL

Would not shut off when door opened, interior light would not come on.

Replacing the part was easy: unscrew the old one from the front of the dryer after opening door, disconnect and replace with new one. Getting to it was a bit more difficult: Remove 6 screws from the back, 4 that hold the back of the top down and 2 that hold the control panel in place. You had to remove the control panel to free up the wiring bundle (held in place by a tie wrap inside the control panel housing) so you could move the top forwards enough. Then remove the top of the dryer by lifting the back up slightly and moving it forward to disconnect from attachments in the front and move aside to gain access to the switch.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerShari from Mabank TX

Dryer did nothing.

Removed old door switch and tested with ohms meter. It registered as charged, but when black button was pushed it did not cut off (go to zero). Replaced the part just like the video showed. Only problem i had was dropping my screwdriver down into the dryer well. It was doing no harm so i left it there since i tried retrieving from the back but was not able to get entire back off!

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJoseph from Winterville NC

Dryer would not operate

I removed the two screws underneath the lent trap the removed the two screws that held the dryer switch assembly. I then lifted up the top and disconnected the door switch assembly. Removing the door switch assembly was the toughest part, and it was not difficult. Simply grab a pair of pliers and pull. I the attatched the new door switch assembly and the four screws and my dryerwas as good as new. I paid around $20.00 including shipping and saved myself a couple of hundred dollars

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPHILIP from MATTHEWS NC

Would not stop when opening door during cycle

Found a U tube video to be useful. Remover 2 screws under the filter lid. Used a putty knife blabe wrapped in masking tape to unclip the lid. 2 screws to remove the switch. Biggest difficulty is seperating the electric connector. installed replacement switch and closed lid.....reality is this is a 15 minute repair. The extra time was to take the time to remove dust and lint from behind the dryer. Easy repair.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customermichael from fort worth TX

I had a dryer that wouldn't stop when the door was opened and it was a danger to my young kids.

After getting the part and sizing up what to do. I removed the 6 1/4 hex nuts from the back. I removed the 2 hinge nuts 3/8 and popped the lid of the dryer up. It wasn't coming up all the way. I removed the lint filter and removed the two #1 Phillips screws that held the lid to the duct and it came up easy.The switch itself was clipped together and came apart with ease. 2 #1 Phillips screws held the switch in place and quickly tightened down the new switch. I clipped the new switch to the old lead and just reversed the order putting it back together. The light worked and the drum stopped when the door was opened during the cycle. The part matched perfectly and there was no guess work about clearance. It was an easy repair.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJoe from Hendersonville TN

Dryer would not run

First you disconnect electricty then gently pry up the top of dryer with a flat screwdriver. You will find a three wire plug unplug wire and take the two phillip screws our of the switch lift our the switch and reverse the prossess to reinstall new switch

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerAllison from Ellenville NY

Clip broke off

We had been sticking part of a clothespin in the door for a few months, My husband looked up the assembly on line and we decided we were going to go for it. We probably saved a pretty pricey service call. The back panel had to come off, the two screws holding the lint trap, and lift up the top of the dryer. I think the hardest part was actually getting the old part off without snapping it. All and all my husband and I were very happy with ourselves.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Zephyrhills FL

Dryer would not start.

Determined that the door switch was not making contact. Removed the lint screen, removed two screws in the lint screen housing, pulled the top of the dryer up at the front of the dryer. This provided access to the door switch which was mounted on top.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Snellville GA

Great way to save money

Plugged in the switch, put in (2) screws and finished.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilmer J from Erath LA

Dryer would not stop with door open,also chnge belt while making switch repair

Unpluged power cord ,pulled dryer away from wall.Removed 2 filter screws,lift cover up with screw driver on front edge of cover,disconected door switch to lift dryer cover back,replaced door switch.Removed 2 top screws on front panel lifted up on front panel and supported drum with one hand while removing front panel. Block up drum and replaced drum belt,and reassemble dryer.Thanks for the insturction help,it was a big help.WJL

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerrobert from charlton NY

Dryer not operating when door closed

When I discovered that the little plastic tab in the door switch had broken off, I checked the parts select website, oredered it and received the part the next day! Unbelievable. The repair itself was easy, even for a not-so-mechanically-inclned guy. Thanks for the great service!

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerJulie from Carlsbad CA

Dryer door not fully engaging

Our lint filter is inside. The hardest was getting the lid off. You have to unscrew the control console from the back then unscrew the remaining piece on the front then slide the top forward to open. Unsscrew the 2 screws inside the door to remove the door latch assembly. Its tough to pull the assembly off, we pried w pliers then quickly attached the new one, put in place, replace the 2 screws, slide the top back on and reattach the control console. Took about 45 min total. Be sure to unplug first!

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerKen from Cedar Park TX

Switch no longer had a spring action

The hardest part was deciding how the get the top cover lifted. My 7 year old son, who is in the cub scouts, wanted to give the repair work a try. I helped him unsnap the two lid clips and the switch connector. My son unscrewed the old switch and installed the new switch. We then had to vacuum up the enormous amount of lint, paper, and misplaced socks that were behind the washer and dryer so that Mom would be happy.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDianne from Frederiksted VA

Door switch went bad

First I removed the lint screen and removed the two screws holding the top of the dryer on. Next I removed the other two screws by the door switch (in the door jam). I pried the top open, slid it forward and up and had my son hold it up for me. After that, I tried for about 10 to 15 minutes to unplug the door switch from the wiring. WOW!!! After that got loose, I plug in the new one and viola, the dryer is working again. I got the suggestion from fixit.com to check the door switch after posing the problem. I saved a bundle. Don't forget to turn off the breaker first and unplug he dryer. It a lot of pushing stuff back and forth but it was worth it. Thank yo all.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Stuarts Drafts VA

Broken door switch

Be very careful of burrs on the edges of the steel inside the dryer. I cut myself badly when reaching into unplug the switch.
Procedure: Lifted the dryer top by pulling forward and rotating front up. Removed 2 philips screws holding the switch at the door. Reached into dryer and unplugged bad switch. Inserting small blade screw driver at the edge helped release the plugs detent. Installed new switch using reverse of above.

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