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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 need for this repair 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, Amana, Crosley, Estate, 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!

21 people found this helpful.
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!

4 people found this helpful.
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.

2 people found this helpful.
Question:

How to switch the opening of the dryer door

abe for model number 3ZMED5705TW0
Answer:

Hi Abe, Thank you for your inquiry. There is a video listed with the part on our website that will show you how to install the door switch. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

2 people found this helpful.
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:

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:

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:

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:

My dryer will not start, i can hear the sound of the timer only. What can i do.

Marlene for model number MED5600TQ0
Answer:

Hi Marlene, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of parts that you can check to see if they are working correctly. I would suggest checking your door switch. You can test it with a multi meter. If that part is fine you should then start testing your thermostats and your thermal fuses. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

The heating element for the dry stays on when the door is open, but the dryer does not tumble when the door is closed. Could this possibly fix the problem?

Bert for model number WED4800XQ1
Answer:

Hi Bert, Thank you for your inquiry. If they dryer is not shutting off when the door is open then the door switch should fix the issue. Some other parts you will need to check as well are the internal bias thermostat, the thermal fuse, the heating element, the motor and the timer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Trying to replace the door switch pn 3406107. Can''t seem to get it unpluged from the main wires. Is there a trick to it?

Suzanne
Answer:

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for the question. You may have to squeeze the sides just a bit and pull the plastic connector apart to unplug the harness. Hope this helps!

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.

1 person found this helpful.
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:

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:

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!

1 person found this helpful.
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, Wrench set
Customer: pat from lisbon,, OH

Door switch was bad

i was able to go on line with your company , find my dryer, order the part and had it the next day. fast , great , service

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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: RICHARD from NORCROSS, GA

Dryer would not turn off with door open

Pryed dryer top open and opened front door. . Unscrewed the 2 retaining screws. Pulled old switch from the wiring harness. Put new switch in place and replaced the retaining screws. Put new switch wire plug into the wiring harness. Before closing top, checked door switch function with dryer on. Dryer cut off when door open and when closed dryer started normally. . . Maint. Note instruction book should warn that letting door slam, which I did on occaision, broke the switch arm. Might save future problems.

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347 of 421 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: April from Xenia, OH

Dryer wouldn't turn on b/c door switch broken

It was simple once I figured out what to do:). I removed the 2 screws on the top of the dryer... they were a bit hard to find. Even with the other descriptions on this site. I was removing things I didn't need to. The 2 screws you need to remove are under the LINT COLLECTOR LID. Remove those 2 screws & lift the lid... it will be tight at first. the front of the lid has 2 "catches" in the corners.

The hardest part was getting the door switch assembly to "unplug". We pried it off -- eventually -- & then simply plugged in the new one.

Saved me LOTS of money & was worth the 30 minutes - 1 hour of work.

As I said previously, once you realize how to get the lid up & manage to pry off the plug, that's all there is to it -- easy!

Save yourself time & money & do it yourself!

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138 of 203 people found this instruction helpful

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

When I opened my dryer door while it was running, the drum continued to turn and the light would not come on.

First unplug your dryer. Then, I removed the two screws on the lint trap leaving the lint trap in place--do not pull out the lint trap--only remove the two screws. Next, slide the top of the dryer slightly forward in order to release the top of the dryer. I did this with my hands. Once the top of the dryer is released, raise the top of the dryer and unplug the door switch assembly. Then, remove the two screws that hold the switch. These two screws were located on the front panel of my dryer and are visible when you open the dryer door. Remove the old switch and install the new switch by putting the two screws you previously took out from the old switch back in place and plug in the new switch. Lower the dryer top. Push the top back to lock in place. Line up the lint trap holes for the two screws that hold it in place and replace those screws. Plug your dryer back in and it should work properly. Very easy repair. We ordered our part one morning before noon, and it was here the next afternoon with regular shipping. GREAT SERVICE.

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87 of 93 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Rafael from Miami, FL

No agitation on the washer, light on dryer on, would not shut off

It was so simple, I recived the parts in two days, watched the video and did exactly as the video instructed. Parts are better quality than original in my oppinion. Wow I was amazed that the parts got here so fast...
Thanks to your company I will be doing many repairs on my equipment ouround the home and saving the service call and charge...

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88 of 154 people found this instruction helpful

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

Door switch did absolutely nothing....dryer kept running

I read a fix-it article from another contributor and followed those instructions to the T. Pull out lint trap, remove the two screws. Slide the top cover towards the front and prop it up with a mop handle.
Unscrew two screws in the door switch (with the door open) - Oh, to keep from killing yourself unplug the dryer just in case. Take pliers and pull the plug apart. It will be right in front of you in the right corner at the top. Plug new switch into that plug, reinstall the switch by reinstalling the two screws you removed. Snap top back into place and reinstall the two screws at the lint trap. Oh, don't forget to clean the trap and slide it back into the unit. Now you have earned that beer.
Put tools away and proudly show your job off to the wife telling her how difficult it was.

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81 of 143 people found this instruction helpful

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

Broken switch assembly

This was my first dryer repair, and it was so easy. Simply pull out the lint trap and unscrew the two screws that are exposed. They attach the top deck of the dryer to the drum.

Once it's unscrewed, pull forward while lifting the top of the dryer. The top is attached to the control assembly. They should both lift up, but you'll need something to prop it up like you would the hood of your car.

Next, use the pliers to pinch the connector so that you can separate the two parts of the connector.

Open the dryer door to gain access to the screws that hold the switch in place. Use your screwdriver to unscrew the switch.

Plug the new switch connector in, and close up the dryer.

Word of caution; there are sharp edges inside the dryer so be careful.

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17 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: harley from north lauderdale, FL

Dryer would not turn on

checked to see what the problem might be according to your website, ordered the recommended parts, received parts within 3 business days, watched video on website with instructions, replaced parts and surprise, dryer works as if nothing ever happened. thank you for the straightforward, no nonsense information and video provided in your website and the promt efficient service

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15 of 17 people found this instruction helpful

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

Broken door switch

Followed your online video for disassembly and it was not only educational but actually quite simple. I would recommend that you start the video with," make sure the power cord is disconnected from the power source". I have worked on numerous pieces of large electrical equipment and would strongly suggest this be added. Some people think if it's, "off", it's safe. Your phone staff when ordering was great. We will do business again.

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12 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: George from Bedford, TX

Defective door switch

Opened the lid and removed screws hollding switch to cabinet. Had to use magnifying glass to find locking mechanism on the electrical harness. Used small bladed screwdiver from my computer maintenaqnce kit to disengae lock. Hooked up harness. Replaced screws and shut lid. Main difficulty is my near vision. Requires use of a magnifier I am 80 years old). Your video is great. Gives step by step instructions.

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13 of 17 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Denton from Indianapolis, IN

Dryer working but drum light not working, bulb ok.

Problem: Drum light not working, bulb ok. Removed 6 screws on panel behind timer, light, buzzer, switches. Lifted back of dryer top then moved dryer top forward and off of dryer. The switch was located above the door. Unhooked wiring plug and took out 2 screws holding in the switch. Installed new switch and repaced bulb. Reassembled as needed and tested light by opening door. Works great.

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10 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

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

Dryer would not turn off when the door is open

it took loess than 10 minutes to change the door switch after watching the repair video

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10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

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

Would not stop when opening door during cycle

Found a U tube video to be useful. Remover 2 screws under the filter lid. Used a putty knife blabe wrapped in masking tape to unclip the lid. 2 screws to remove the switch. Biggest difficulty is seperating the electric connector. installed replacement switch and closed lid.....reality is this is a 15 minute repair. The extra time was to take the time to remove dust and lint from behind the dryer. Easy repair.

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10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

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

Door switch was broken

I typed in on my brouser Repair Kitchen Aid Dryer door switch.
And on You Tube up came several videos showing me how to ewmove the switch and install the new one.

The hardest part of the job was not instaling the switch but the dryer Vent hose from the back of the dryer after I puled it away from the wall, it disconnected and the I had to Pull the Washer out which was right next to it so I could put the vent hose back to the dyer. I has to disconnect the Hot/cold water line pull the washer out connect the dyer hose reconnect the cold /hot water lines and yada yada yada

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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: GALEN from NEDERLAND, TX

Dryer would not start.

Partselect order confirmation email included video instructions of how to change the door switch on my model dryer. Like others I had a pause with the switch connector. I viewed the video again and the instrucions showed to use the putty knife tip to push down on the connector tabs and it came right off. Replacing the switch was easy as the video instructions. Fast shipping of the right part at a good price. The video was pricless. Thank you partselect.

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