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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:
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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Ordered and replaced the starter switch. Ordering was easy, just entered the model # and got a diagram of the dryer, selected the started switch and place the order. The switch arrived a few days later. It was the right switch and installation was easy. Dryer is working fine.
Followed other people's postings. This really is a simple at home repair.
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.
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.
Verified start switch was defective by jumping around switch to confirm the unit operated. replaced the switch.
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.
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!!!
Started out by unplugging appliance then pulled off knob, removed 4 screws that held cover in place, removed wires from switch, rotated switch to remove. reversed steps to replace.
very simple , unplug dryer and unhook the back of the top of dryer using a screwdriver on 6 screws. unhook clip to the rotary starter switch and unhook the three pronged plugs that go to the starter switch. replace new one that snaps into place, plug back in the three wires. screw the back of the dryer back on and your done. 6 minute job that saves you 40-50+ dollars for a repair man plus the extra money they mark up the parts
After reading a slew of scenarios that sounded exactly like my situation, I decided that the logical thing to do was give it a go myself. Everyone mentioned how simple it was--pop off the cover, remove wires, reconnect wires to new starter, and boom--up and running. A $22 part (that came VERY quickly) vs a min $100 repair person house call--and who knows if they would have taken me down that path we all know too well..."well, it's a complicated problem and will need blah, blah, blah, and $$$. Even my wife was impressed at how I "diagnosed" AND fixed the problem easy, quickly, and for a $22 part! Very pleased (with myself, too)!
1. Unplugged dryer2. Removed 6 phillips screws from back control panel3. removed wires one at a time and installed on new switch4. removed knob5. lift lock lever and rotate switch ccw6. installed new switch , rotate cw and be sure lock lever secures switch.7. install back panel and knob
Pulled front panel off, popped off the old switch, popped on the new switch. Good to go.
Actualy finding the square bit driver was the hardest part of the ordeal.. After that simply removed back panel (3 Screws) removed the existing switch, removed the three wires that went to switch, reinstalled them on new switch, reinstalled new switch into housing and replaced bac panel. Couldnt get any easier! Total time 5 minutes. ...No Brainer!
Imagine that!! Move 3000 miles from home to home and after 90 days in storage, we finally get our things. First the washer, then the dryer. Test, no water, okay...Open valves. It's like magic. Hmmm. Plug the dryer in. No sound, not a peep. Turn the start switch one more time, crack-crack, the knob falls in my hand. Ordered the part and got in 2 days. A few star bolts to remove, unplug 3 wires and presto, it works like magic. Thanks!!!
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