Turn - Type Start Switch

PartSelect Number PS975832

This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerERNEST from SPRINGFIELD, MA

Dryer start switch shaft was broken by using pliers after knob was lost

I first disconnected the power by unplugging power cord.

I then removed back cover from control panel using philips screwdriver.

I removed the start switch by twisting it counter clockwise.

I removed the two push on connectors from the start switch.

I installed the two connectors on the new switch.

I twisted the new switch into place, and installed the new knob.

I reinstalled the back cover plate.

I inserted the power cord back into the receptacle.

I twisted the start knob clockwise.

VOILA!!!!!

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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerScott from Dorchester, MA

Fixed broken knobs and switch

First, I unplugged the dryer. Then, I removed the back panel from the controls section (6 screws), disconnected the old switch and reconnected the new switch. Positioning the switch in the control panel took some figuring out, but once I realized that the switch slots into place, and then gets locked in by turning 1/8 of a turn, it worked fine.

Replacing the knobs was a cinch, just popped them in place. Now the controls are like new again.

Frigidaire controls are really junk, though. I won't be surprised if I have to do this repair again in two years.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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CustomerKORIN from ATLANTA, GA

Broken start switch and knob

First I removed the existing knobs and then the screws holding the top panel. I then removed the broken switch and replaced it with the new one, replaced the panel and knobs. The process took me approx. 45 minutes. PartsSelect.com saved me the cost of hiring a handyman.

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6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerMaria from Hialeah, FL

Both the start switch and knob was broken

It was simple, removed the start switch and replaced the knob.

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Parts Used

  • Turn - Type Start Switch

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Baton Rouge, LA

Start switch stopped working

First I unplugged the dryer. I removed the 3 knobs on the front control panel as well as the 6 screws on the back. The start switch easily removes by turning it 45 degrees and pulls out. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the two connectors loose from the old switch. (They are color coded wires, 1 brown and 1 gray. The switch is marked with the numbers 1 and 2 on the connectors so remember which one goes where) Then i hooked up the new switch in reverse order and was back in business in about 5 minutes.

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