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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Long Valley NJ

Dryer didn't run

UNPLUGGED WASHER,REMOVED THE TWO SCREWS BY THE LINT TRAP,MOVED THE TOP FOWARD LIFTED THE TOP (IT'SHINGED IN THE BACK )THE SWITCH IS RIGHT INSIDE THE DOOR TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER REMOVED THE TWO SCREWS THAT HOLD THE SWITCH IN PLACE USED A FLATBLADE SCREWDRIVER TO SEPERATE THE CONNECTIONS PULLED OFF THE OLD INSTALLED THE NEW SWITCH PUT EVERY THING BACK TOGETHER WORKED AS THOUGH IT WES NEVER BROKEN

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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: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

  • 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: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 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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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerShannon from Anchorage AK

Dryer would not do anything but the inside light was unusually bright.

The brightness of the light was because the door switch was allowing too much current to the light bulb when the door was open but the switch would not swich the current to the dryer motor when the door was closed. After a day or so of this bright light it burned out. I removed the two screws on top that hold the lint trap in place then I could access the switch by sliding the top of the dryer forward and lifting the it as you would lift the hood of a car. The switch is on the right side and plugs into a three wire connector and only fits in one way. Cheap and easy fix after unplugging the dryer from the wall power outlet.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerScott from orlando FL

The dryer would start,but wouldn't keep running

I originally thought that the problem was the door switch assembly, but then noticed the light was still turning on and off and also the dryer did still run if I held the start button in. So then I thought maybe it was the Push to Start Switch, which I replaced very easily. The hardest part about the dryer is getting the aluminum cover off the top. Unless there's an easier way, you take off all the knobs and there's one screw under the timing knob. The cover is connected to the plastic fittings on each end, which I used a screw driver to pry off. It bent it a little, but it's unnoticeable.
The rest was really easy. Unscrew two small 1/4 inch bolts, pull a couple cables with pliers and it's done. Although for me, it wasn't done. Turns out it wasn't the switch. It was actually the Motor Relay that was busted. This part was also very easy to replace. Again, two screws and couple cables, and you're done.
Then put it all back together and the dryer works again.

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Parts Used

  • Door Switch - 3 Wire

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJeffrey from Harborton VA

Dryer would not come on, inside light worked intermittently when door was opened

Unplug dryer. Open door on lint filter, remove two screws. Gently pry top of dryer in the front at each corner up with plastic or wooden wedge or screwdriver covered with cloth or tape. Remove two screws from safety switch, unplug electrical connection and remove old switch. Replace screws in new switch, snap top back in place, replace screws in lint cover, plug dryer in and go!

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