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Rotary Start Switch

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PartSelect Number PS3487203
Manufacturer Part Number WE4M519
Manufactured by GE

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: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Shuts off too soon.

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6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Peter from Orlando, FL

Plastic knob was worn nd this in turn broke the switch.

removed the facia and removed the switch

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5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from Claremont, NC

Dyer start knob broke.

Dryer is 3 yeras old. This dryer switch / start knob broke three times. First two GE repair fixed it. Charge was about $75 to $100. Then I found Parts Select, Who what great prices. Switch cost under $10. and took me 10 minutes to install. Dryer works great again. OH, I ordered an extra switch to have on hand.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: John from JAMESBURG, NJ

Bad rotary switch and backsplash

Shut off the Electric at the breaker panel. With a Philips head screw driver took off the metal plate, and slide the backsplash out of its holders. Twisted the three switches, twisting to the left to remove them and replace the back splash, controller, timer switch and installed the new rotary switch with a right twist. There are three wires on the rotary switch, just follow the line of the old switch. Replaced the back metal panel, and turn on the breaker. Replacement takes about 30 minutes along with putting the dryer back in place.

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from SOMERSET, NJ

Dryer did not turn off when the door was opened and then closed.

Followed your video instructions and it worked exactly as described. You will be my source for all appliance repair parts.

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: JACK A from HIALEAH, FL

Dryer would stay on unless the timer switch was in the off position

UNPLUGGED THE DRYER AND PULLED THE DIAL FROM THE START SWITCH. REMOVED THE FOUR SCREWS FROM THE TOP OF THE CONTROL PANEL WITH A T20 STAR SCREWDRIVER. PULLED THE CONTROL PANEL COVER FORWARD. LABELED THE THREE WIRES GOING TO THE START SWITCH WITH THE NUMBERS ON THE OLD SWITCH. PULLED THE WIRES OFF THE OLD SWITCH. LIFTED THE RETAINING CLIP ON THE OLD SWITCH AND ROTATED THE SWITCH ABOUT 90 DEGREES. PULLED THE OLD SWITCH OUT AND INSTALLED THE NEW SWITCH, ROTATING IT UNTIL THE RETAINING CLIP SNAPPED INTO PLACE. CONNECTED THE WIRES TO THE CORRECT NUMBERED TERMINALS ON THE NEW SWITCH. PUT THE CONTROL PANEL COVER BACK IN PLACE AND REATTACHED IT WITH THE SCREWS, REPLACED THE DIAL AND PLUGGED IN THE DRYER.

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Sue from FOLSOM, CA

Wouldn't start

Followed the directions in the video. The only problem was there was no mention of needing a star bit set in addition to a Philips screwdriver in order to get the back splash detached from the dryer. This is probably because the machine was 11 years old. It would have been more helpful to have a note that machines prior to a certain age would need that tool. Otherwise it was a easy job even for a 75 year old grandmother.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Matthew from HOFFMAN EST, IL

Dryer start switch stuck and was not functional

Followed the excellent video.

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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Scott 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Emerenciana 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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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ray 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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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Frederick from ROYAL OAK, MI

Start switch was stuck in the on position internally. By the way this is for a gas dryer not listed in your appliance type

Un plugged dryer from wall - pulled off knob - Unscrewed 4 screws on top of panel - Opened panel by pulling it forward - Removed 2 leed wires - removed switch by turning switch counter clockwise - installed new switch put the wires back on and screwed the panel back on. Done deal.

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: CHERI from CREEKSIDE, PA

Dryer wouldn't start

Unplugged the dryer. Removed the 4 star headed screws with a screwdriver. Tilted the console forward and lifted. I didn't have to slide mine to the right. Pulled the knob straight off the front of the console. Lifted the lock tab with the needle nose pliers and twisted the switch to the right. It popped right out. Pulled the wires off with the pliers. Be aware, there are three wires, two red and one black. The both red wires only connect to one terminal on the switch. It looked at first glance as if I had the wrong part. But those two wires are connected to each other so it was correct. Plugged those wires back on. Put the switch into the hole and twisted it back into place, the lock clicked in to place. Replaced the console and plugged it back in and it worked perfectly. Turned right on. This took me under 15 minutes to do. Steve is the man! This girl has been able to use his videos to repair the dryer 3 times, the washer once, and my dishwasher 3 times over the years!!

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: David from METAMORA, IL

Rotary switch would stick on

Unplugged dryer. Removed four back panel screws to expose the switches. Removed the wires from the bad switch and transferred them to the new switch. Lifted locking tab on switch and rotated it so the two locking tabs aligned with the slots. Removed old switch and inserted new switch. Rotated about a half turn and replaced the four panel screws. Plugged in the dryer and tested. Very easy repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from WOBURN, MA

On /off switch would not work

remove 3 screws from back of top panel unplug wires from back of switch and twist out switch and replace same reassemble panel and plug it back in

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: James from LAKELAND, FL

Needed new start knob and control

The start unit was difficult to install. It kept falling apart after I would install it in place. The new timer unit was easy to install but does not work without using a plyers to turn the dial. The knob just keeps turning because the shaft to the control is very very tight and the knob just keeps turning so I need to use the plyers to set the timer. I am completely dissatisfied with the part and cannot be without the dryer to wait for a new part. This was a bad idea for me to try this without a repair man...... In order to save money Sincerely; James

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3487203
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M519
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