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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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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.

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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: Steven from FLORHAM PARK, NJ

The dryer door switch was broken. The dryer worked but would not stop when the door was open and the light would not come on

Very simple. First, unplug the dryer. Unscrew the 2 screws that hold the lint screen in place and remove the lint screen. Now comes the only complicated part. The video recommends using a putty knife to get the top of the dryer to open. I recommend plastic wedges (you can buy one for less than $1 at a local hardware store; I used 2) because then you will not damage the aluminum, which is very easy to do. Basically you put the wedges (I used two) into the opening and hit then very gently with a hammer and they force the top of the dryer to open. From there you remove the 2 screws that hold the switch in place, unplug the switch (this may take a little bit of effort), plug the new one in, put the screws back in place, put the top back on, screw the lint screen screws back in, put the lint screen back, plug the dryer in and you're good to go. This took all of 10 minutes

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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: Julie from GREENVILLE, FL

Dryer just stopped working and the light had been out for a while

My husband simply changed the switch and now I could'nt be happier. Thank you for sending the switch so quickly!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Christian from SAVANNAH, GA

Dryer continued spinning when door was open. Light was out.

Unscrewed two screws at dryer vent. Popped dryer top. Unscrewed two screws to door sensor. Disconnected sensor. The rest is history.

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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: Amanda from WARRIOR, AL

Dryer won't start due to broken door switch

UNPLUG the dryer first. Remove lint filter. Unscrew dryer top from lint filter compartment. Pry top of dryer loose under the front edge, using a flathead screwdriver. Prop open so you can see into dryer where the drum sits. Open dryer door, and on right side, unscrew the door switch. Pull the old switch loose from the three wires leading into the plastic connector. Connect the new switch and reattach everything in the opposite order you took it apart.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Fred from METAIRIE, LA

The dryer wouldn't stop when the door opened

we followed your instructions on the video and saved over $500 on a new dryer. Thank you The Dean's

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Steven L from SAN DIEGO, CA

Broken door switch

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Roy from EUREKA, CA

Door microswitch broken, dryer would not turn off automatically and no internal light.

Followed video procedure. Belt was not damaged but decided to replace it along with the door switch as a precaution as the machine was old enough to consider doing so. Saved old belt for emergency future use should it become necessary. Recommend belt even if it looks good as 1/2 the machine is open already to fix door switch. Piece of cake job and video was of tremendous help as I have never opened up this dryer before. This site great company to do business with, will keep them on my list as a supplier for future needs.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Sam from LEANDER, TX

Open dryer door while still in cycle it would not shut off and light would not come on

Watched a You Tube video one of many available.

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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: Betty from EL CAJON, CA

Dryer would not stop when door was opened and light would n't work even after replacing bulb

I love this site! They make it so easy even a woman can do it. Love the diagrams, the trouble shooting helps and reviews/instructions! I followed the printed instructions. Unplugged the cord, removed the lint trap and removed the two screws. Put the lint trap back in and pried the top off. One corner was a little harder than the other but got it! Just lifted the lid just enough to reach the switch right inside. Tried unplugging the old switch, but it didn't come right out. Hubby had to help by using a screwdriver to "unlock" the plug. Then unscrewed the screws on the front of the dryer, inside the door holding the switch. But hold on to it because we dropped the old switch right down into the bottom of the dryer...where it will forever reside since we couldn't find it or get it!! Plugged the new switch in, screwed the screws in to hold the switch in place. Took a little effort to get the screws lined up with the holes on the switch but we got it! Replaced the top, removed the lint trap, screwed the two screws back in, plugged it in and wa-lah! The light came on and the drum stopped when I opened the door! So simple!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: mary from BOCA RATON, FL

At age 74 I could have used stronger hands than I have

Putty knife was not enough for me I had to use a flat head screw driver to open the dryer. I had difficulty getting the old switch off had to use a flat head screw driver and needle nose pliers to get it off. New switch went on and the closing of the dryer was a breeze.

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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: Sonya from INDIAN TRAIL, NC

Dryer keeps running after the door is opened

The videos on replacing the switch mentioned using a putty knife to pop the top of the dryer open. My dryer is around 10 years old, so a putty knife wasn't strong enough to pop the dryer top off of the clips. Instead, I had to gently stick a flat head screwdriver and twist just to the side of each clip. Other than that, the video instructions were spot-on on for replacing the switch: UNPLUG THE DRYER FIRST > remove the lint collector > remove the two screws from the top of the lint collector's slot with a Phillips screwdriver > pop the top of the dryer up gently with a flat head screwdriver (or a putty knife, if that works for you) > remove the two screws holding the switch onto the front of the dryer (it would be good to notate which direction the switch is pointing) > use a flat head screwdriver to pry the faulty switch's clip off of the dryer's wiring harness clip. Then reverse the procedure with the new switch: plug the new switch into the dryer's wiring harness > screw the new switch into the slot on the front of the dryer, making sure that it's oriented in the correct direction with the switch's arm pointing away from the dryer > lower the top of the dryer back down and press it onto the clips > screw the screws back into the lint collection slot > replace the lint collector > plug the dryer back in > test the dryer.

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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: Thuan from GAITHERSBURG, MD

Dryer did not start. Test connection, indicating switch is bad.

Did as your video instruction. To me the order of work needs attention: Remove the switch, unscrew 1st, then remove the hook and wire connection. Installation: connect the wire first, then hook to the frame, the last step is screw in the switch. That should prevent accident dropping the switch inside the dryer.

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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: George from CAPE CORAL, FL

The switch broke so the dryer would not stop automatically when the door was opened

I followed the accurate video. I'm sure I saved a lot of money over having a repair man come out. Now maybe my wife will believe that I am capable of repairing some things myself... eh, probably not.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch - 3 Wire
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Faye from VENTURA, CA

Drum did not stop when the door was opened when operating.

followed the very handy installation video. it was easy to repair the door switch as the drum did not stop when it was opened. glad we used your service and would certainly use it again if needed for other items. your prompt attention to shipping was also appreciated. thank you!

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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: Sandra from HOUSTON, TX

Drum didn't stop when door was opened and then dryer would not start.I

I followed the you tube instructions. Unplugged the dryer. Removed the lint screen. Unscrewed 2 screws. Used puttty knife to open the top of dryer. Located the door switch and unplugged it and replaced with new part. Closed top. Replaced two screws and put lint filter back in. Plugged dryer in and turned it on. It worked like new. I'm a woman and this is second part I've had to replace on this dryer. Watch you tube video.

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