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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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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerD J from Zwolle LA

Dryer on switch did not work

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.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDebbie from Va Beach VA

Switch stuck in the on position

Followed other people's postings. This really is a simple at home repair.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJOE from BROOMALL PA

Dryer would not come on

Removed back top of dryer and popped switch out removed one wire at a time and connected to new switch then popped in the new switch and turned until it snapped in. Put cover back on and knob plugged in and worked like new 5 minute job saved paying someone to come out.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRuben from Odessa TX

Dryer wouldn't turn off

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.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerderrick from gansevoort NY

Dryer wouldn't run

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

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerpeter from croton on hudson NY

Start button motor not working

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)!

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from King NC

Dryer would start as soon as you advanced the timer

1. Unplugged dryer
2. Removed 6 phillips screws from back control panel
3. removed wires one at a time and installed on new switch
4. removed knob
5. lift lock lever and rotate switch ccw
6. installed new switch , rotate cw and be sure lock lever secures switch.
7. install back panel and knob

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDustin from Holly Springs MS

Dryer switch always on

Pulled front panel off, popped off the old switch, popped on the new switch. Good to go.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTim from Newfield NY

Dryer would not start

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!

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerKaren from Fort Irwin CA

The dryer start switch

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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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPatrick from Chincoteague VA

Start switch failed

I removed the three screws that hold the front switch cover to the backing plate. I then slid the front cover to the right and pulled it out and forward. I marked all the wires and removed them. Now the front cover is free. starting from the left i removed the knobs and the switches. The switches have a tab on them and they twist out of their socket. The front cover plate was also broken so I replaced it. In the new front cover plate I installed the switches starting from the right. When I got to the start switch I installed a new switch and knob.I then installed the rest of the knobs. then I installed the wires and put the tabs in their place and slid the cover plate to the left and installed the three screws.I then tested it and it worked great .

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAlfred from Euless TX

The dryer stopped working.

I pulled the panel off of the dryer, screwed the part back on the correct wires, replaced the panel.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPat from Kingsport TN

Dryer start switch wouldnt work.

Turned breaker off in electrical panel. First removed all knobs.Removed four screws and removed panel.Removed wires from terminals and switch twisted off. Installed new switch,replaced wires on terminals.Put panel back in place with four screws,then replaced knobs.Turned breaker back on and started dryer with start switch,worked great.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJoseph from Cedar Park TX

Broken on/off switch and drum light burned out

Losened four hex screws to open up control panel assembly, removed and replaced threee wires from switch with new swithch, re-assembled control panel. Removed old bulb and replaced with new one. All worked well.

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  • Rotary Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerEmerenciana from Lakeworth FL

Start switch was defective

First thing I did was find out the model and serial #'s of the dryer. I went to a major store to see if they had the part, found out that it had to be ordered and mailed to me. I decided to do it myself, I found your website and I ordered the part. I saved $10.00 by doing this. The part was very easy to remove and install. I just had to remove a small clamp that held the part on to the machine and make sure the 3 wires were secured after I installed the new part. Thank you!

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