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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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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer started as soon as the door was shut

Removed 4 screws at the top of the dryer controls. Pulled the control toward me , pressed the pulled the tab on the switch up, turned the switch counterclockwise, removed the knob and the 4 wires, Plugged the wires to the new switch and reversed the installation

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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: MATTHEW 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rachel 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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3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Michael 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: JOE 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Patrick 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Jacquelin 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Pat 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: stephen 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: elbert 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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1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Phil 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: D 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Debbie 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Betty 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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Parts Used:
  • Rotary Start Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Anthony 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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This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3487203
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M519
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