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Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

PartSelect Number PS383733

This black actuator spring with white rubber tip is used for both dryer doors and washer lids.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • Will not shut off.
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Parts Used

  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPatrick from Ramsey MN

Received part in 3 days from ordering. I was surprised when it showed up at my front door so quickly. Less than 1/2 hour later we were drying laundry again. Very impressed with the speed of service and the price.

First removed 2 screws on lint remover vent. Used a screw driver to force up top of dryer from out front. These will require pressure to pop the top off the dryer. Once the top was up I could reach the actuator and remove the 2 screws holding it. Once removed just replaced with new actuator and bam, done. Snapped top of dryer back on and reinstalled 2 screws on lint vent and Done. Easy, no problem....Thank you PartSelect!!.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKaren from Randle WA

Door latch snapped off.

We got the part so fast we were both surprised. My husband installed the part by just seeing how the old one came off. It was simple and fairly quick. Except that his hands are so big they had a hard time fitting in to where the part needed to go. Just opened the top of the dryer, took the old part out and put the new one in.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTim from Pepperell MA

Dryer would not start

The dryer just stopped after a new load of clothes was put in. It appeared to be a power problem as there were not warnings, it just stopped. After checking the power, I suspected it was an electrical interlock problem. After nosing around, I traced the power to the dryer door interlock. Sure enough the switch was fine, but the mechanical lever was worn away. After Googling around for a replacement I found PartSelect.Com. Found the part, ordered it, and I am back in business. My wife is not happy though, as she wanted a new dryer:)

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteven from Bassett VA

Dryer would not come on

Replaced the cap over the door switch so when the door closed the switch was engaged

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRichard from Paradis LA

Dryer won't start!

Googled dryer won't start! From information on the Parts Select website, I determined it was possibly the dryer door switch. Checked the dryer to confirm status of door switch and found it broken! Ordered part and received it within 2 days (actually ordered on a Sunday and it shipped on Monday with receipt on Wednesday. Unpluged the dryer. Used information from Parts select website to remove two screws from vent filter, used screwdriver to pop the top of dryer at each front corner, removed two long screws from the old switch and replaced the broken actuator on the switch with the new actuator received from Parts Select. Note: It was easier to remove old switch with the wires removed from terminals (just pull off), replacing the wires after securing the switch and actuator back in place. Piece of cake, wife happy, received her king of the roost reward :>)) This is also a good time to clean the lint filter area and the hoses to prevent one of those 16,000 annual dryer fires!!!

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerlinda from las cruces NM

Lever was broke off

I used you-tube to troubleshoot and repair. Your part store was excellent to deal with. Delivery was prompt and cost was very reasonable. Thanks!

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTerry from Carlsbad CA

Dryer would not turn on, found metal clip in laundry

The dryer door has a switch hidden inside the machine housing. The switch has a lever that protrudes and when the door it closed it hits this lever allowing the dryer to activate.

*** Unplug machine ****

To replace: pulled out the lint trap, remove 2 screws under the lint trap. Pry the top open at the front (it's press fit in place and will pry open with a flat screwdriver).

Lift lid up and prop open (like the hood of a car). Find the switch at the front of the machine just above the drum. Remove 2 screws holding the switch in place (from just inside the drum area). Pull off the broken clip bracket, replace with new one and screw it back into place. Be careful not to drop the screws or bracket or they will fall into the bottom and you may never see them again. I can't stress this enough!!

Let the lid down and give it a good rap on the front to seat it back into place, replace the 2 screws under the lint trap. Replace the lint trap. And your done.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Shortsville NY

The dryer would not turn on

First I popped open the top of the dryer so I could see the part. I removed two screws from inside the door that hold the spring lever and switch together. I removed the spring lever which is also like a bracket that holds the switch in place. Put the spring lever back in place over the switch and reinserted the two screws. Done in about 10 minutes.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMike from Conway AR

Dryer stopped working

The Door Swith Acuator Spring was broken. I unplugged the dryer. Removed the two screws on the top control panel. Lifted the top of the dryer and propped it up. Then removed the two wires attached to the door switch (remember to label them with tape-one without and one with tape). Then as suggested by a previous "repairman" loosen the two screws that hold the switch just enough to remove the actuator. You do not have to completely remove the screws. Slip in the new actuator and reverse the process. Voila ... you have a new dryer and a very happy better half. I was given a kitchen pass to play golf and savor some "spirit" water.

Advice: Don't slam the dryer door. The actuator will last longer.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Groton CT

Broken belt

Removed two screws in lint screen area and lifted top panel. Took out two screws holding top of front panel to side panels. Removed front panel. I removed drum, but theoretically could have kept it in place to replace the belt. Took out the idle roller assembly and lubricated it with WD-40 to make sure it was spinning freely. After over 20 years, there was a lot of dust and dirt inside, so I also vacuumed. (Found a fair amount of loose change, too!) Should be good for another 10 -20 years...

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMatt from Stilwell KS

The switch in the door of the dryer was broken so it would keep running when you opened the door

I losened the two screws under the flap covering the filter or lint screen. With the screws removed the entire top of the dryer slides forward and hinges up allowing access to the door switch. The door switch is removed by taking two screws out with access obtained by opening the dryer door. Replacing the bracket/switch was easy and a simple reverse of the disassembly put the dryer back together. I would highly recommend doing this repair yourself.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLarry from Elmhurst IL

Washing machine over 20 years old but still runs strong door switch actuator spring broke original spring was not availible.

drilled a 7/16 diameter hole directly in the center of the two mounting holes filed it square big enough so as the spring tip fits thru now the door closes on the spring which actuates the switch looks and works perfect.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerErnest from Moundsville WV

Wife pulled bed sheets out of drier and broke door switch actuator

Loosened two screws in back top of drier and pulled forward and up to hinge top of drier and allow access to door switch.Took out broken actuator spring and replaced with new one,snapped lid back in place and put screws back in hinges and job was done.

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerKevin from Tonica IL

Couldnt get the dryer to turn on even when I had power.

Very easy to repair remove top of dryer and took out to screws and put switch back in place replaced screws and put top back on. Easy!!

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  • Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGreg from Phoenixville PA

The door switch broke, and I had to pop the lid unscrew the switch and use a clothespin to depress the switch acuator button....not pretty.

same as I described above. However i was amazed when the part showed up the very next day...I was expecting maybe 3 or so days later. I wiil absolutely use PartSelect in the future.

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