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Switch, Push-To-Start

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PartSelect Number PS11742178
Manufacturer Part Number WP3977456
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Maytag, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.

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Question:

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?

Rachel for model number LEB6000KQ1
Answer:

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!

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Question:

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!!

Theresa for model number LER4634PT1
Answer:

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!

Related Parts: Thermostat, Internal-Bias, Switch
Question:

Dryer won't start. The push switch has voltage when the timer is in the own postions. No voltage when the timer settings is in the off position. I get no voltage through the switch when i press the button. There is some continunity through the switch.

Ron for model number MED5300SQ0
Answer:

Hi Ron, Thank you for your inquiry. If your dryer will not start there are a few parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the thermal fuse, the door switch, the internal bias thermostat, the drive motor with pulley and the push-to-start switch, the belt and the high limit thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Push-To-Start
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from Port Orchard, WA

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.

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Push-To-Start
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Grace from New Smyrna Beach, FL

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!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Push-To-Start
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from Fairfax, OK

Broken push to stat switch

Removed back cover, removed broken switch, replaced with new switch, replaced back cover, told wife her dryer was fixed.

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Push-To-Start
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Maura from Newtown, CT

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.

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