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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!

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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:

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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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:

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!

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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:

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Marjorie from MECHANICVILLE, NY

When the dryer door was opened the drum would not stop and the light inside was out.

First I diconnected the power to the dryer and removed the plug from the wall outlet. I then removed the two screws holding the lint vent on the top of the dryer. I used a putty knife to lift up the top. Then I opened the door and removed the two screws which held the door switch in place on the front of the dryer. After disconnecting the 3wire switch with two pliers (one for holding the switch and the other for holding the connector) I connected the new door switch. Finally, I put the screw back on the front, lowered the dryer top and reinserted the two screws for the lint vent. I plugged the dryer in, turned on the power and tested it for function.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: John W. from Grand Blanc, MI

Replace switch in dryer door opening

Called my youngest son and had him do. He said he watched a U-tube on his pc for installing instructions

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from NICEVILLE, FL

Important if your dryer has the lint filter inside the drum...

then the video will not show you how to get the top off. It's very easy once you know where the clips and or screws are located. On my model, I used a putty knife on the bottom of the control panel edges. The panel will then rotate up. Then remove the 3 screws that hold on the top panel. Then slide the top panel out and up. Then you can follow the video to separate the electrical connector and 2 screws to remove the switch. Watch a video that show different techniques for different models.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Marc from Keystone Hights, FL

Dryer wouldn't start

Turned off breaker to dryer. Removed 2 lint trap screws, raised top of dryer & unscrewed switch. Replaced door switch, closed top, replaced the 2 screws that hold lint trap, lowered top, then turned breaker back on.

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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: Joe from Hendersonville, TN

Dryer would not run

First you disconnect electricty then gently pry up the top of dryer with a flat screwdriver. You will find a three wire plug unplug wire and take the two phillip screws our of the switch lift our the switch and reverse the prossess to reinstall new switch

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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, Socket set
Customer: Allison from Ellenville, NY

Clip broke off

We had been sticking part of a clothespin in the door for a few months, My husband looked up the assembly on line and we decided we were going to go for it. We probably saved a pretty pricey service call. The back panel had to come off, the two screws holding the lint trap, and lift up the top of the dryer. I think the hardest part was actually getting the old part off without snapping it. All and all my husband and I were very happy with ourselves.

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

Great way to save money

Plugged in the switch, put in (2) screws and finished.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Wilmer J from Erath, LA

Dryer would not stop with door open,also chnge belt while making switch repair

Unpluged power cord ,pulled dryer away from wall.Removed 2 filter screws,lift cover up with screw driver on front edge of cover,disconected door switch to lift dryer cover back,replaced door switch.Removed 2 top screws on front panel lifted up on front panel and supported drum with one hand while removing front panel. Block up drum and replaced drum belt,and reassemble dryer.Thanks for the insturction help,it was a big help.WJL

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Donald from Atoka, TN

Door switch was broken, dryer would not get hot

if you follow the video instructions - you can't fail - the whole process went like clockwork - great 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, Wrench set
Customer: Esteban from Crystal Beach, TX

Dryer would not work

Very easy repair, the parts diagram made the repair very easy. Saved me allot of money!

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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: Joel from Conover, NC

The door kill switch was not stopping the dryer when the door was opened.

I simply took 2 screws out that secure the lint screen to the dryer top. I lifted the lid to find the switch right in front. Two screws hold it in place. I removed the screws and unplugged the old switch. Then in reverse order I installed the new switch. Works fine.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Stephen from Gainesville, FL

Dryer would not start

Dryer refused to start. Looked at "troubleshooting" section of manual. Several options, but door switch made the most sense since opening the door had not been stopping dryer for some time.
Googled for the part. Found part select. Photo looked like my door switch. Uplugged power. Removed the dryer filter screws. Pried up the top panel. Propped it open and removed the door switch (two screws and a plug. Two days later new part arrived. Installed it (two screws and plug. Pressed dryer top back down into place. Replaced two screws in filter unit. Plugged in power.
Started up right away. Spent more time figuring out how to lift dryer top than in removing and replacing switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Sarah from Las Cruces, NM

Broke door switch and had to replace part.

Popped off dryer end caps, unscrewed 6 different screws, and the top flipped up. Taking the broken part out was easy and so was installing the new one. Would have gone faster if i hadn't put the switch thru the opening backwards! I went back to the video instructions before putting lid back down, and caught my mistake. Overall, took 30 minutes when it should have taken only 15 or 20. I did it alone and didn't need any help. Woohoo!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: robert from charlton, NY

Dryer not operating when door closed

When I discovered that the little plastic tab in the door switch had broken off, I checked the parts select website, oredered it and received the part the next day! Unbelievable. The repair itself was easy, even for a not-so-mechanically-inclned guy. Thanks for the great service!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Julie from Carlsbad, CA

Dryer door not fully engaging

Our lint filter is inside. The hardest was getting the lid off. You have to unscrew the control console from the back then unscrew the remaining piece on the front then slide the top forward to open. Unsscrew the 2 screws inside the door to remove the door latch assembly. Its tough to pull the assembly off, we pried w pliers then quickly attached the new one, put in place, replace the 2 screws, slide the top back on and reattach the control console. Took about 45 min total. Be sure to unplug first!

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