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11741701-1-S-Whirlpool-WP3406107-Door Switch - 3 Wire
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Door Switch - 3 Wire

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PartSelect Number PS11741701
Manufacturer Part Number WP3406107
Manufactured by Whirlpool

A door switch is a simple on/off switch mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open. This part may need to be replaced if you find that the dryer is not starting, will not shut off or the door will not close properly. All you will need is a putty knife and a Phillips screwdriver. Pry open the top of the dryer, remove the two screws underneath the lint collector without removing the entire thing, unplug the switch, remove the screws that hold the switch place, take out the old switch and install the new one by screwing it back into place.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Door won’t close.

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Question:

Im replacing the door switch assembly for my dryer and I know I have the right part for my model bc I confirmed it with you first. However when I removed my old switch assembly it has two wires, but this replacement part has three. Whats going on and will this change anything?

Lindsay
Answer:

Hi Lindsay, the third wire will not make a difference. It is for the drum light and will not be in the harness. This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer to work with several different types of dryers, which is why they now include the third wire. I hope this helps!

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Question:

My dryer won’t stop spinning unless I turn it off. Is this what I should be replacing?

Drew
Answer:

Hi Drew, yes, it sounds like you need to replace the door switch WP3406107 on your dryer. Best of luck with this repair!

10 people found this helpful.
Question:

When dryer door is opened, the dryer continues to run and light does not come on. Is it the door switch?

Neal for model number lgr8648lw1
Answer:

Hi Neal, Thank you for your inquiry. It definitely sounds like it would be your door switch that is the problem. You can test it with a multi-meter to see if it is malfunctioning. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

Would this defective part also cause the light to not go on when the door is open?

Bob for model number 850JQ0
Answer:

Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. Yes, if this part was malfunctioning, generally your light would also not come on as well. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

When i push the start button sometimes the dryer does not start unless i move the timer control a little. Any ideas on what is going on?

George for model number WED4800XQ0
Answer:

Hello George, thank you for contacting us. You would need to test some of these parts to diagnose the problem. It could be the push to start button, the door switch, or the timer. Anyone of these could have the same symptoms, the door switch being a little more common. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Switch, Push-To-Start
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Question:

Electric dryer, heating element works but dryer won't tumble. No whining or clicking noises, it just won't tumble.

William for model number LEB6400LW0
Answer:

Hi William, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of parts that you may want to check. I would suggest checking your thermal fuse and your door switch first. It would be one of these parts causing your issue. You can test them with a multi meter. If they are testing fine, then it may be that your motor is the part not working. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

How do you check the door switch?

Karen for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Karen, Thank you for the question. If you have access to a Multi Meter you can test the switch. It should read closed for continuity when the door is closed. Hope this helps !

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Most Recent

Question:

The dryer does not stop and the light does not come on when opening the door

Mongi for model number WED5300VW0
Answer:

Hi Mongi, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the door switch, the thermal fuse, the timer, the heating element, the thermal cut kit, the door catch and strike, the high limit thermostat, the belt and the drive motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Hi, my dryer shut off mid cycle and has not started since. I replaced both the thermal fuse and the door switch - 3 wire. All i can get it to do is make a buzz from the load selector dial area. The quiet buzz only last a second. My wife wants to by a new dryer but i wouldn't mind saving us the expense. Thanks a ton, the videos, info and smooth website interaction made the repairs a breeze (albeit all for not) -jim

Jim for model number Whirlpool Estate HD Dryer EGD4400WQ0
Answer:

Hello Jim, thank you for contacting us. You have already replaced the most common parts to cause this issue, the thermal fuse and the door switch. The other option it might be would be the motor, if it has burned out you could get a faint electrical buzz sound and the motor wont spin. It would be hard to say what else could be causing this without testing/diagnosing the appliance. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Drive Motor with Pulley
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Question:

I have a Whirlpool dryer, i think it's the door switch that needs to be replaced but when my husband and i test cycle and stop, we open door and smelt like a burning smell.. what could cause that?

Julia
Answer:

Hello Julia, thank you for contacting us. If it is a rubber burning smell it could be the belt slipping, and may need to be replaced. If it is a burnt electrical smell it could be coming from the motor. You can do a visual inspection of the belt to determine if it is bad and needs replaced. Hope this helps!

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Question:

I cannot locate the 2 clips to open the top of the dryer. Would like to figure out if i need to replace the door switch. The dryer in the video is different from mine

Randy for model number Mgdx500xw
Answer:

Hi Randy, Thank you for your question. The clips would be two inches in from the corners of your top panel. You should use a putty knife to unhook them from the rest of the cabinet. Good luck. I hope this helps!

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Question:

While checking the door switch i have a open reading is that right? If so what do i check next? I have replaced the fuse.

Karen for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Karen, Thank you for your question. If your door switch is reading as open, then that would mean that you have an open circuit and that the part does not have continuity. You may have to replace that part as it seems like it is malfunctioning. I would not be able to say what else it could be because I am not sure what your issue is. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

My lint filter is on the front of the dryer behind the door. How do i get to the part? Your video shows going thru the top of a dryer.Thank you for your efforts. Judith harmyk

Judith for model number 11063024101
Answer:

Hi Judith, Thank you for your inquiry. You would get to this door switch through the top of your machine. The installation video underneath this part actually goes step by step with you on how to do that. Good luck with your repair!

Question:

I ordered a door switch for my roper electric dryer. New one has 3 wires old one has 2 wires. Can i use the 3 wires one?

Bev for model number RED4440VQ1
Answer:

Hi Bev, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, according to your model number this would be the correct part to replace your old door switch. If you have any issues, please feel free to consult the installation video we have on this part. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

So my wife told me that the dryer was not staying on and the door switch was a little faulty so I replaced it. But now that its been replaced it is still turning off randomly. What should I look at next?

Neil
Answer:

Hi Neil, it sounds like you have a faulty motor that needs replacing. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

1 person found this helpful.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Scott from ATLANTA, GA

Dryer door switch

Followed the video and it was perfect. Easy repair that took under 15 minutes. Great, clear process that was perfectly easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Carolyn & Noah from Golden Meadow, LA

Dryer would not start

I simply removed the back panel and and took 2 photos showing the wiring I planed on disconnecting. I discovered the door switch was faulty. Ordered that part and the thermal fuse just in case. Both arrived in 2 days as promised. I discovered in my email confirming order the two short videos plainly showing the step by step procedure to replace these 2 items. It took less than 30 minutes to replace, put the panel back, plug in and it started with no problems. I was ready to scrap this machine and buy a new one - spent 30 bucks and saved over 400. Because of the fast delivery and the great online videos, this DIY project was unbelievably east. Thank you All smiles here.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: James from SALEM, OR

The door switch was inoperable

The repair was simple. The plug must be pried away from the connection with a pocket knife or small flathead scew driver.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Tom from COON RAPIDS, MN

Dryer would not shut off when door was opened

First I viewed the video detailing the repair. The video illustrated to steps to replace the part very well. I opened the top of the dryer to gain access to the part, replaced the part and closed the top. All done in less than an hour.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: claude from PANAMA CITY, FL

Dryer would not stop spinning when door is opened or would not start

Unplug power supply or switch off breaker that supplies electricity to appliance .. Remove lint screen there's two star head screws that holds lint screen holder to top cover remove them, using a flat head screw driver there are two clips between top cover and body push screw driver to depress clip while lifting corner do in other after top cover will become free from clips raise top. Unplug old switch remove two star screws to free switch from inside dryer door

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: J Paul from Bella Vista, AR

Dryer continued to run when the door was opened.

An online video provided perfect instructions. Unplug the dryer. Remove the Lint filter and see two Phillips screws located on the top of the machine, then remove the screws. Then slide a stiff, thin putty knife under the right front corner between the top and the front panel. The clip inside has small feet holding it in place, so you need to angle the putty knife up slightly, then push in towards the back of the dryer while lifting up on the top. The corner will lift away from the front. Repeat the process on the other front corner. Now lift up the top that is hinged at the rear. I used a 24" 1 x 2 board to keep the top up. Open the front door and remove the two screws that hold the switch in place then unplug the switch on the inside of the dryer and remove. Plug in the new switch (2 or 3 wires may be present, but it doesn't matter). Attach the new switch using the two screws you removed. Lower the lid and tap each front corner to reengage the clips, then put the two screws back in at the lint filter. Replace the filter, plug the dryer back in, and you're done. I honestly think that it took longer to type these instructions than it took to do the actual repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kristina V from FREEPORT, PA

Door switch on/off broken

I followed your online video of how to install the new part . I did have an issue getting the top cover off the machine - the video said to pop off at tabs but no such existed- I had to remove 4 screws on the back of the dryer & lift top off - no big deal Then I had some trouble getting the old part unplugged - required two pliers either side to pull apart- VERY securely fastened. Otherwise just so so simple. FIXIT housewife!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Allen from BRYAN, TX

Dryer would not run

Once I had determined that the door switch was broken (the black actuating arm was broken) I ordered a replacement. The procedure to replace it is the reverse of removal of the broken part: unplug the appliance to begin. There are 2 screws that hold the filter frame to the top of the dryer; these are removed and set aside for reuse. The top of the dryer can now be pulled up to gain access to the door switch. Make sure you leave enough space behind the dryer to prop the top up without letting it go backwards. Disconnect the wiring harness plug for the door switch and the unscrew the switch. There are 2 screws accessed from the upper right corner of the open door. Replace the switch, guiding the 2 screws into the mounting holes of the part, remembering to not over torque the screws, connect the wiring harness, close the lid, replace the 2 filter housing screws, plug the dryer back in to the electrical outlet and you should be good to go.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from JERSEY VLG, TX

Dryer was not heating

Followed the instructions on the video. I unplugged the dryer and pulled it from the wall, I unscrewed the back of the dryer to look for the element that needed to be replaced. Because my dryer is a little older the wire were a little rusty and hard to remove. After removing the the old element I added the new one. Screwed the back back on and did several test runs and sure enough it was working like new again.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Randell from TURLOCK, CA

Bad door switch dryer would not shut off.

Follow the vid it is perfect. The vid came with an email from your company.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Cathy from SIKESTON, MO

Dryer wouldn't shut off when door opened, light was also off.

Removed top of dryer, unscrewed broken switch, disconnected from wires, connected new one, put back in place, screwed switch in, put top of dryer back.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Marc from LAUDERHILL, FL

The dryer stop working

I saw you video and really it was a pleasure to do the repair by myself. Thank you for your help

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from PORT ORANGE, FL

Door shut off ,and light switch stopped working

Followed instructions on web site video. Made repair very easy.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: David from FAYETTEVILLE, GA

Dryer suddenly stopped running as if no power.

After reading on line that the door switch fixed the described problem 48% of the time I decided to order a door switch first. Very easy to follow the video instructions that were on line. In less than 15 minutes my dryer was working again.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Nelson from ABBEVILLE, LA

Door switch was not working. Knocking noise when drying.

I had never tackled a job of this kind. It took me a little longer than it should because I was being very careful. Next time it will be easier and faster. The instructions that came with the parts was fantastic. I will be ordering from this site any time I have an appliance to repair. In the past I would have bought a new one. Saved a bunch of Bucks and works like new.

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Manufacturer Part Number: WP3406107
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