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PartSelect Number PS11741701
Manufacturer Part Number WP3406107
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Dryer Door Switch Specifications

This dryer door switch is a simple on/off switch mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open, and operates the drum light. White in color and 6.5 inches long, this OEM switch is comprised of plastic and metal, and features the switch and three wires that comprise the part. Sold individually, this part attaches to the inside of the top end of the front panel. One end attaches to the wiring harness, the other goes through the panel to make contact with the door when the door is closed. Over time, this part can be subject to material fatigue or breakage due to frequent use or rough handling. If it breaks or is defective, you won't be able to start or stop your drying cycle, depending on the position your switch broke in. The easiest way to test this part for functionality is to test it by hand. Push on the black tab that sticks out of the front panel to make contact with your dryer door; if there is no resistance in the tab and it doesn't make a click sound, you may need to replace it.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Will not shut off | Will not tumble | Shuts off too soon
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid.
Part# WP3406107 replaces these:
AP6008561, 3405100, 3405101, 3406100, 3406101, 3406107, 3406109, WP3406107VP
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Lindsay
July 20, 2017
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?
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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Drew
July 20, 2017
My dryer won’t stop spinning unless I turn it off. Is this what I should be replacing?
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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Neal
August 14, 2017
When dryer door is opened, the dryer continues to run and light does not come on. Is it the door switch?
For model number lgr8648lw1
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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Bob
October 11, 2017
Would this defective part also cause the light to not go on when the door is open?
For model number 850JQ0
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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Karen
August 24, 2017
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.
For model number RED4440VQ1
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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Marcy
December 17, 2017
Dryer does not come on when I hit the start button, it will work if i push in very firmly on the door. Before it was working, but would stay on even with the door open.
For model number LGB86300PW0
Hi Marcy, Thank you for your question. It sounds like you will need to replace your door switch. When that part is not working it will not allow your appliance to start for safety reasons. Good luck with your repair.

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Abe
November 6, 2017
How to switch the opening of the dryer door
For model number 3ZMED5705TW0
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!

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Bert
November 14, 2017
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?
For model number WED4800XQ1
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!

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Julia
August 26, 2017
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?
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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Neil
July 20, 2017
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?
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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Part Videos
Difficulty: Easy | Tools Required: Screw drivers,Pliers
Repair Tip: Your existing door switch may have 2 wires. The new 3-wire part was designed to fit more models and will still fit your 2-wire harness.

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Customer Repair Stories
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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
  • pat from lisbon,, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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.
  • RICHARD from NORCROSS, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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!
  • April from Xenia, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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.
  • Baxter from Goodlettsville, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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.
  • Clark from Melbourne, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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...
  • Rafael from Miami, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107, 285825
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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.
  • Michael from Dearborn, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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
  • harley from north lauderdale, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107, WP3392519
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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.
  • Michael from Maricopa, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3406107
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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.
  • Denton from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP22002263, WP3406107
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS11741701
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3406107
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