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Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever – Part Number: WP691581
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Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

PartSelect Number PS11743767

Manufacturer Part Number WP691581

Manufactured by Whirlpool

Product Description

Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever Specifications

This black actuator spring with white rubber tip is used for both dryer doors and washer lids.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start | Will not shut off

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part works with the following brands:

Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate.

Part # WP691581 replaces these:

21018, 26000691581, 295998, 296998, 691581.
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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

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Paul from Vero Beach, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
door switch actuator spring broken
-unplugged appliance
-removed lint trap
-removed 2 lint trap shute screws with phillips screwdriver
-popped open top of appliance with standard screwdriver by applying pressure at each front corner so that it could be tilted up to access actuator switch on right side of door
-removed 2 actuator switch screws, located on upper right side of laundry door, with phillips screwdriver (screws are accessed from outside of door frame not through appliance top).
-discarded broken actuator spring (accessed from open appliance top)
-replaced new actuator spring
-replaced 2 actuator switch screws
-closed top
-replaced 2 lint trap shute screws
-replaced lint trap
-plugged in appliance
-tested for operation
-kissed by happy wife
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Dennis from Redondo Beach, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
The Dryer would not start
First and most important was to unplug the unit.
I removed the 2 screws that hold the lint screen shoot to the top cover and then simply popped the top of the machine open using 2 screw drivers and
gently prying it up. I raised the top cover about 8 inches and supported it with a block of wood.
I opened the front loading door and removed the 2 screws that hold the door actuator switch while holding the switch on the inside so that nothing would fall down into no mans land. Once the switch was loose I pulled it into view and could see that the actuator spring was broken. I used the search at the Part Select Web site and found the placement part very easy. I was amazed that the part was shipped and delivered to my house the very next day. The actuator spring simply snaps into place and I assembled it in the reverse order of removal, I removed the block of wood and snapped the top back into location and reinstalled the 2 screws for the lint screen shoot . I plugged the dryer in and it work perfect. I can't say enough about how well the experiance with Parts Select went, I will recommend them to others.
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Norman from Allen, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WP691581
The Door Switch Actuator Spring had broken
I took the dryer apart by visually looking at it and removing screws, etc. until I had the top off and the front off. I took the dryer apart so I could get the part out and use it visually ascertain I was ordering the same part.

I bought the replacement part and only then did I have the instructions to take the dryer apart. It was further apart than the instructions said. I had to take the front off to retrieve the broken part which had fallen inside the front of the dryer.

I put the front back on the dryer and installed the new part, which, fortunately could only be installed one way. Once I had the two screws tightened into the part, the remainder was to simply follow the instructions that came from your web site and put the link filter and top of the dryer back on. Of course, I plugged in the dryer and checked to see that it ran before completing this.

I am amazed that I was able to find this part for a 30 year old dryer. The part hasn't changed at all. I guess, if you have a good part, there's no need to modify it.
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Edward from Richlands, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
Dryer wouldn't run
Extremely easy repair! Unplug the dryer. Remove the lint trap screen. Take the two screws out of the lint trap chute, pry up the top of the dryer, insert wood or have someone hold top up, remove two screws holding the switch in place while holding the switch so the old spring doesn't fall. Remove old spring and replace with new one. Re-attach switch to dryer with two screws. Plug in and test run. Lower top and push firmly to engages clips. Re-install two scres in lint trap chute followed by the lint trap screen and you are finished!

Repair took about five minutes and saved approximately $70!
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Larry from Bethpage, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581, WP18776
dryer would not turn on
Found the switch part on the floor and after I figured out where it came from it was minutes before it took to find the web site and order the part, I then watched the installation video which helped with a few pointers and days later it was installed and fixed for 10 dollars with shipping,AMAZING!!!
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Wayne from Rosenberg, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
Dryer would not start.
Did not hear the "clicking noise of the door switch when the dryer door was shut. First I unplugged the dryer from the socket. Next I removed the two screws that hold the lint filter receptacle. Next I pried the top of the dryer open with a screwdriver. Next I removed the two screws that held the switch actuator spring in place located just inside the top of the door. Then I removed the old spring from the door switch and replaced with the new. Not too difficult once the problem was diagnosed.
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Mark from Clarksburg, MD
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
Dryer door actuator lever broke
I disconnected the dryer from the electric. I removed the lid to the dryer by first removing the lint door screws and prying the lid off properly. Disconnected the wires to the door switch. Removed the screws from inside the door and carefully removed teh actuator. Seperated the actuator from the switch and replaced the broken actuator. Reinstalled the actuator and switch and screwed the assembly back in place. Reconnected the wires, lowered the dryer lid and screwed the lint door screws back in place. It Worked perfectly.
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Ed from Charlottesville, VA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
door switch lever/latch broke
You can buy the switch AND lever/latch, but partselect had lever by itself which is all I needed. Pay attention to orienation of lever around switch when you take old latch off and attach new. Also, be careful to not drop new lever behind/beneath clothes dryer drum. Took my wife and I a while to fish it out. I have replaced heating element, and other parts. At some point it will be time for a new dryer...
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katherine from Salem, OR
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
metal spring in door broke the peice that allows the drum to spin
This was rather easy to fix. I had never opened the dryer before but had a serviceman come out so I knew that you can pop the top of the dryer off by putting a flat edge screwdriver in between the top and bottom and popping up. You must remove the screws from the lint dryer before so the top comes off. The piece to replace had two screws and that was it. To get a repairmen from Sxxrs where we purchased it 15 years ago they charge a flat fee of $75 just to come out. That does not include the repair just a fee to come and tell you how much more it would cost to fix it. I ordered the part for less than $5 and $12 more for 2-3 day delivery! What a bargin! I was back drying clothes 15 minutes after the part arrived! Very happy that the part is still being made!
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Charles from Cape Girardeau, MO
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP691581
Dryer wouldn't restart when start button pressed
Before beginning, unplugged dryer. 1) Used putty knife at each front corner of top to pop lid loose from clips. 2) Removed hex screws at back of control panel to allow lid to tip open. 3) With lid opened, removed hex screw from inside-top of each side to allow front to pull open from side panels and access door switch easily. 4) Removed clip that holds retaining wires from top. 5) Pulled wire from each side of door switch. 6) Removed switch assembly using Phillips screwdriver to remove two screws mounting switch at top of door opening. 7) Removed broken actuator spring and replaced. 8) Reversed process to reassemble.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11743767
Manufacturer Part Number: WP691581
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
106508802
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Kenmore
10686294140
Dryer
Kenmore
10686294340
Dryer
Kenmore
10686294540
Dryer
Kenmore
10686294740
Dryer
Kenmore
10686294840
Dryer
Kenmore
10688419100
Dryer
Kenmore
10688419300
Dryer
Kenmore
10697502820
Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 106.97502820 (10697502820, 106 97502820) Parts
Kenmore
1103733107
Washer
Kenmore
110508802
Dryer
Kenmore
1105804300
Washer
Kenmore
1105804301
Washer
Kenmore
1105804302
Washer
Kenmore
1105804303
Washer
Kenmore
1105804800
Washer
Kenmore
1105804801
Washer
Kenmore
1105804802
Washer
Kenmore
1105804803
Washer
Kenmore
1105804804
Washer
Kenmore
1105804850
Washer
Kenmore
1105804851
Washer
Kenmore
1105804852
Washer
Kenmore
1105804853
Washer
Kenmore
1105804854
Washer
Kenmore
1105804950
Washer
Kenmore
1105804951
Washer
Kenmore
1105804952
Washer
Kenmore
1105804953
Washer
Kenmore
1105805300
Washer