Maytag/Maytag_Thumb/V00Z9CZV.gif
See part 27 in the diagram
Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Push-To-Start Switch play video
( Grid squares measure 1x1 inch )

Get in touch, we're here to help!

Open until 10PM EST

customerservice@partselect.com

Push-To-Start Switch

★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Reviews
$30.47   In Stock

Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

PartSelect Number PS11742178
Manufacturer Part Number WP3977456
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Push-To-Start Switch Specifications

This push-to-start switch activates the dryer when the button is pressed and released. If your switch is not turning on or off, will not start, or the contacts inside the switch are shorted out, it is best to replace this part as a possible solution. Remember to unplug your appliance before beginning the installation process, as safety precaution. For installation instructions and accurate guidance, refer to the diagram provided by the manufacturer.
How Buying OEM Parts Can Save You Time and Money play video

How Buying OEM Parts Can Save You Time and Money

Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Shuts off too soon
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, Roper, Estate.
Part# WP3977456 replaces these:
AP6009036, 3977456
Questions and Answers

We're sorry, but our Q&A experts are temporarily unavailable.
Please check back later if you still haven't found the answer you need.

19 questions answered by our experts.
Sort by:
Sorry, we couldn't find any existing answers that matched.Try using some different or simpler keywords, or submit your new question by using the "Ask a Question" button above!
Gary
November 28, 2017
Does the start switch 3977456 also come with the (white plastic ) lock in bracket? I cracked the old lock in bracket removing the old switch. If not how do i order it.
For model number WED5300SQ0
Hi Gary, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the switch does come with the white bracket. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

17 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Theresa
November 20, 2017
The dryer will start when start button is pushed but will not stay running. I have replaced the start switch but still won't stay running. Heating is fine, cleaned out lint from machine when I replaced start switch. What is the likely culprit of this problem? Thanks!!
For model number LER4634PT1
Hi Theresa, Thank you for the question. The first thing to check is the Door Catch Kit,PartSelect Number PS334230 to make sure it is staying latched and secure. If this part is lose and the door is not fully closed it will turn the dryer off.It is also a good idea to check the Door Switch Assembly,PartSelect Number: PS11742178.If the door switch and catch are good you can test the Internal-Bias Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS11741405.A cycling thermostat is in tune with the temperature of your dryer and regulates it in order to maintain a certain temperature. This thermostat reaches a temperature of 155 degrees, turns off, and then turns on again once it has dropped by 25 degrees. If your dryer is not staying on or turning off to soon this could be the issue.Hope this helps!

6 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Related Parts:
Rachel
August 8, 2017
I ordered the push start switch/button (part#3977456) for my Whirlpool electric dryer. What i received was wp3977456. The white "frame" around the new part isn't like the original. So, how is it going to work, or do i need to find one like the original?
For model number LEB6000KQ1
Hi Rachel, Thank you for the great question! Even though this part is not the same as your original, it should actually still install the exact same way. I hope this helps!

3 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Jerry Ryner
March 13, 2018
Dryer does not start when pushing start button. If you hold start button in the dryer will run. Does that switch have some type of contact to hold it closed or is there a relay somewhere? What part do i need?
For model number GEW9878LW0
Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question. If pressing the push-to-start switch will not will not start the dryer without you holding it down, there may be a connection issue with the wiring attached to it that you will have to check. You will need to make certain it is attached firmly and not loose where it is mounted. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

2 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Kathy
November 5, 2018
My dryer runs fine, but when i open the door(while it is running) it will not stop. What part should i be replacing?
Hi Kathy, thank you for your question. You should always pause or cancel the cycle before opening the door. It is likely that you will have to replace your door switch. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

2 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Jeremy
February 22, 2019
I have a Amana ngd5100tq1, won't start only buzzes when pushing the start button. Is this the part that i need?
For model number NGD5100TQ1
Hello Jeremy, thank you for your question. The issue could be the push to start switch, door switch, or capacitor on the motor. We would recommend testing the switches to confirm if they are faulty or not before ordering. I hope this helps!

2 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Douglas Chaney
February 28, 2019
Replace on off switch on dryer but still won’t stay running , what else came be the problem? Thxs won’t stay running when pushed.
For model number Kenmore 73932
Hello Douglas, Thank you for contacting us. In order for us to locate the correct parts and repair information we will require the model number of the unit. Once you have located the model number please feel free to resubmit the question and we will be happy to help you. Look forward to hearing from you!

2 people found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Suzanne
September 17, 2019
I have a Kenmore dryer (11067841600) when I want to start the dryer with the push start the button will not stay down so the dryer turns off, I have to keep on pushing the push start down in order for the dryer to stay on, once I let go the dryer turns off. No heat either. I have replaced the thermal fuse but that didn't work, should I replace the push start switch? Or the heating element?
For model number 11067841600
Hello Suzanne, Thank you for the question. This would most likely be an issue with the Push to Start switch. If the switch is good then the switch on the motor PartSelect Number PS334287 is defective and the motor will need to be replaced. Hope this helps!

1 person found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Related Parts:
Dominick
January 11, 2018
Issue: The only way the dryer will run is if you hold in the push to start button.You can tape it closed and it keeps running. Would this be a switch replacement issue of something else?
For model number 110.64982300
Hi Dominick, Thank you for the question This issue could be a defective motor. The motor shoudl stay on once the switch is released.You can check the start switch to see if there is continuity without pushing the button. If there is then this would be a faulty start switch. If the start switch is good then this will be a faulty motor. Hope this helps!

1 person found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Marijane
February 21, 2020
My dryer trys to run when the push to start button then 2 seconds it stops. Will a new switch fix this?
For model number 11069422801
Hello, Thank you for you question. Yes, that would b the first part to check would be the push to start switch. If that isn't the issue you may wish to look into the fuse. We hope this helps.

1 person found this helpful.

Was this helpful?
Thank you for voting!
Part Videos

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Push-To-Start Switch

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Push-To-Start Switch play video
Customer Repair Stories
 Average Repair Rating: 3.5 / 5.0, 9 reviews. What's this?
    Sort by:
    Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
    Broke start switch while moving
    Turned off the power.Pulled the dryer out, removed the screws from the control cover panel, unplugged the switch, pressed the release clip the did the opposite to install new switch. Replaced the back panel, put the nob on and it looks as good as new.Turned on the power.
    • Dennis from Port Orchard, WA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    103 of 112 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    push to start switch was not working
    Removed the old one and installed the new one! What impressed me the most was the amount of time for delivery, one day! Actually it came before 24 hrs!!! Very impressive! I would highly recommend this company!!!
    • Grace from New Smyrna Beach, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    29 of 37 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    dryer not working
    After unplugging and removing the back cover from the dryer, locate the push button switch. Slide putty knife around outer cover to unhook catch. Replace with new push button switch. My dryer is still not working, but this was a simple replacement.
    • Maura from Newtown, CT
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    19 of 29 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    Broken push to stat switch
    Removed back cover, removed broken switch, replaced with new switch, replaced back cover, told wife her dryer was fixed.
    • Charles from Fairfax, OK
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    16 of 18 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    The Dryer wouldn't start after pressing the Start Button.
    I found a video tutorial that explained the three things that are usually the problem when a dryer stops working. This showed how simple the task is. I used a multimeter to check the switch, to make certain that this was the part that needed replacement. This was part of the tutorial, as well. I ordered from PartSelect because it was recommended to me by an application that I use to find places where items are less expensive. The correct part arrived in a few days and it worked fine. I'm not a handyman by any means, but the tutorial showed exactly what needed to be done. It appeared simple and it was.
    • David from CARROLLTON, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    When the button was pushed it wouldn't start.
    Actually this site also has a video on how to do this repair, which was awesome. Mine was slightly different because the top where the controls were didn't raise up like on the video.I unplugged the dryer. I had to take the nuts off the back metal sections to expose the parts. I popped the Push-To-Start button out, removed the fuse and put the new parts on. Put the metal sections back on and plugged it in. WA LA it worked!! I probably didn't need the push button part but figured I might as well use it since I bought it. I do believe it was the Thermal fuse that was bad. Saved me probably over $100.00 by doing it myself.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/partselect/search?query=whirlpool+dryer
    • Eileen from GRAIN VALLEY, MO
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456, WP3392519
    3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    Washer would fill with water but not start
    Moved top control panel and pulled cabnet back changing switch,then reassembled,very easy,don’t forget to un plug
    • LeRoy from OLYPHANT, PA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    start switch replace
    i could not perform the repair because despite using the proper id numbers, i received the wrong parts from kenmore three times in a row. now i am trying to return the wrong parts which cost me 120.00 for the start switch, and the knob for the switch, so far. the switch was 40.00 the simple plastic button was (wrong) 40.00, and the wrong unidentifiable part, suposedly correct one, which also was 40.00. this, with the original 40.00 wrong switch amounted to the 120.00 that i am still trying to have returned. otherwise, the fix should be quick and simple, o yeah, its been three months.. you tell me if i am satisfied....
    • john from GERBER, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
    dryer stop working
    1st- installed the push to start switch-was not the problem 2nd installed the dryer thermal fuse and was not the problem 3rd installed the dryer door switch and the dryer started right lup
    • Frank from LAKE ELSINORE, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456, WP3406107, WP3392519
    2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
    Was this instruction helpful to you?
    Thank you for voting!
      Customer Reviews
      Average Rating:
      ★★★★★
      ★★★★★
      15 Reviews
      3.7
      Filter By Rating:
      • 5 Stars
        8
      • 4 Stars
        2
      • 3 Stars
        1
      • 2 Stars
        1
      • 1 Star
        3
      Sort by:
      Sorry, we couldn't find any existing reviews that matched. Try using some different or simpler keywords.
      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS11742178
      Manufacturer Part Number: WP3977456
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      Kenmore
      1101820296
      Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
      Kenmore
      1101820299
      Washer Dryer Combo - WASHER DRYER LAUNDRY SYSTEM
      Kenmore
      11060022010
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060522900
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106062110
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106192310
      Dryer - ELECTRIC DRYER
      Kenmore
      1106192311
      Dryer - ELECTRIC DRYER
      Kenmore
      11062202100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062202101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062212100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062212101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062512100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062512101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062512102
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062514100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062514101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062514102
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062602100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062602101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062612100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062612101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062622100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062622101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062832100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062832101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062842100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062852100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062852101
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062854100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11062854101
      Dryer

      Get in touch, we're here to help!

      Open until 10PM EST

      Contact Customer Service