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Rotary Start Switch

PartSelect Number PS3487203

This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer. The terminal locations on the new switch may be different, match up terminal numbers from old switch to new.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerScott from Downers Grove IL

Timer knob skipped everywhere & dryer always ran when timer was on

It turns out the back of my dryer timer knob was cracked, so everytime I would turn it it would just slip to any setting/time. This was just the matter of pulling out the knob & pushing in the new one. The other issue I had was my dryer would always run without having to start it. This is because the rotary "start" switch was bad. It just took a philips screwdriver to take the backsplash off the dryer to replace the switch. So easy my wife or kids could've done this!!

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMATTHEW from LIBERTY SC

Dryer would start automatic without using start switch

REMOVE TOP CONTROL PANEL, DISCONNECTED WIRE FROM OLD SWITCH TO NEW SWITCH (REMOVER 1 WIRE AT TIME SO IT WOULD NOT GET MIXED UP)TWISTED OLD SWITCH OUT INSERTED NEW SWITCH AND REPLACED CONTROL PANEL NOW WORKS LIKE IT SHOULD. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT WOULD BE A SAFETY ISSUE IS WHY I REPLACED IT

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRachel from Monsey NY

Dryer didn't turn on

The part came today…and I installed it in 10 minutes. The only time consuming part was locating a torx screwdriver which was needed to remove the panel.
Lifted the panel, extracted the existing switch and
disconnected the wires and used a flathhead screwdriver to lift off the existing switch. Reconnected the new piece, and voila my dryer worked!
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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerMichael from Tallahassee FL

Start switch replacement

It's no surprise that GE would use cheaply made parts in such a mass produced product, but it was irritating to see the start switch fail just fourteen months after purchasing the dryer. I am glad that a little thought was put into an easy snap and twist installation of the control panel switches. The original switch failed, due to arcing and pitting of the contact points no doubt, and the local parts house didn't even recognize the part, let alone have it in stock. Thanks to PartSelect.com I could have the part in just a couple of days!
The panel comes appart with just four star driver screws on top, but an allen wrench will work also. Wire jumpers with spade connectors are pulled apart and reattached with needle nose pliers.
In the mean time to keep the dryer operational, I did some creative "re-assigning" of some of the control panel jumper wires using the switch that controled the "Wrinkle Care" setting as a temporary Start Switch as it had the same current handling limits. By the way before attempting such a temporary bypass setup, consider not voiding any warrantee arrangement still applying to the product and have some basic electronics and safety knowledge, study the provided schematic well attached to the back panel and remember to write down all of the original wire connections. And when in doubt, calling a qualified GE appliance repair person is your best and safest bet.
New part went right in in about 15 minutes with original wiring restored and double-checked and the dryer is running right on que again.
Thanks PartSelect.com!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRay from North Port FL

Soap dried on clean dishes/glasses

with a pair of pvc pipe pliers,I loosened the Spray arm and replaced with the new one.Soap residue had built up inside and would come out on the clean dishes due to a worn plunger from an earlier repair.Also fixed the dryer start switch in 5 min thanks to the info from this site.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

Tools

CustomerJacquelin from The Villages FL

Switch stopped working

Took the front plate of the top of the dryer and then tried to fit the new switch. Unfortunately as there were no instructions on how to fit it my husband took the switch off the backing plate, and then realised his mistake. So he had to order another one. When that arrived it took all of 5 minutes to fit. It was an expensive and unnecessary mistake.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAnthony from Nesquehoning PA

Start switch did not work

I pulled all the knobs, removed screws and tilted the faceplate, unplugged 3 wires, twisted the old switch to unlock it, twisted the new switch in and guessed where to install the 3 wires because the switch from PartSelect was different. After two attempts at placing the wires on the connectors, the dryer works however it shuts off at a different switch position.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerstephen from Lake Lure NC

Spring loaded start switch stopped.

removed 4 screws from top of control panel. pulled 3 knobs off. removed face cover. unplugged damaged unit. twisted unit to right and removed. installed new unit. plugged in wiring. replaced panel. replaced screws and knobs.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerelbert from nunnelly TN

Would not turn on at all

used the allen wrench to take off the cover disconnected the three wires twisted off the old switch put on the new one connected the wires back put the back cover on started the dryer up and i was all done.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

Customerrichard from shreveport LA

Knob on washer timer would not turn dial also dryer start switch would not work.

Washer - remove 4 screws (phillips)on the back of the panel, slide it sidways slightly and pull forward to release. remove clip behind knob ( kinda like the clip on old car window handles) remove knob and dial. remove 1 nut on timer, rotate timer to release. installation is just as easy, but put clip onto knob first then just push onto dial shaft, it will click when on correct.

Dryer - remove 4 screws (phillips) on back of panel and remove same as washer. dryer switch will have a little cam lock on it just pull it off the plastic retainer and rotate switch. Remove wires one at a time and put on new switch so as not to wire wrong. reverse for re-assembly

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerBetty from Mineral VA

Starter switch stopped working

removed three screws from face panel and removed three wires from starter switch and put them on new starter switch. Took old switch out and put in new and reassembled the face plate.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customermike from swarthmore PA

Dryer would not turn on

Verified start switch was defective by jumping around switch to confirm the unit operated. replaced the switch.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from Fredericksburg VA

When you open door & shutt door unit continued to run

Pulled power plug. Removed the "Start/Stop knob" Removed 4 starbit screws across the top of the control panel. Flipped control panel down(toward front of dryer)to expose swithes. Aligned the new switch next to the switch being replaced, removed a wire and re-installed on the new switch. I did for each wire. To remove old switch, rotate counter-clockwise and lift out. Line up slots on new switch to panel slots, push down and rotate clockwise to lock in place. Re assemble panel, line up slot on switch knob to switch shaft and press on.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBruce from Fort Mill SC

Dryer would start when you closed the door during a cycle

All is necessary is remove 3 philip screws, remove the switch knob, lift a tab on the switch, rotate the switch counterclockwise and it was out. Pull wires off switch and immediately put them on the corresponding terminals of the new switch before reversing the above steps. Simple!!!

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPhil from Towaco NJ

Dryer would not start due to defective switch

The biggest challenge was figuring out how to remove the defective starter switch. By searching the internet I found someone describing the same problem and that you had to turn in counter-clockwise to remove it.

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