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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:
remove power cord from outlet . remove upper rear panel . remove 2 wires . remove old switch . . install new switch and wires , replace rear panel , install knob , plug in power cord and check dryer operation ok. 5 min job.
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I popped the dryer lid open by pressing on two latches with the flat putty knife. I found that I really needed another set of hands, so my son helped me with this project. I had to disassemble the front panel by unscrewing 2 screws on the sides and also 2 screws around the dryer timer knob, after removing all knobs. Also, I had to pry apart 2 of the front pieces because they are clipped together with plastic latches. I unhooked two wires from the starter switch and then gave a half twist to remove it from the opening. Once that was removed, I just replaced it with the new part and put everything back together in reverse order. I did test the dryer before putting back together, but make sure you unplug it again while assembling. I forgot and two wires touched and there was a big spark and popping noise. Fortunately, nothing was blown out and no one was shocked I had absolutely no experience with anything like this but found this website to be a huge help. I figured everything out just be looking at the diagrams and some other notes on-line. Thanks!
just unplugged the old one, plugged in the new made sure it worked and put it back together.
Unhooked wires turned switch to the left put new switch in and turned it to the right 1/4 turn and put knob on front of switch this is the best parts web I have been on so far.
1st. unplug dryer2nd. remove housing / 4 allen head screws3rd. remove wiring clips from switch4th. remove switch / install new5th. install wiring clips6th. test dryer7th put housing back on
Unplug the dryer!! I warned my partner of this at first, but she didn't listen.... got quite a little shock from the wires. Removed the back panel with a phillips head screwdriver, removed the connecting wires from the starter box. One was a bit snug, so I loosened it with some flat-nosed pliers. Twisted the unit and it popped right out! Once the part came in I popped it back in, twisted it until it locked into place, put the connecting wires on and replaced the panel. The knob snapped on easily and it all took about 10 minutes total to do! I'm not much of a repairman or electrician and this was SUPER easy!
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