Part Location Diagram of WE04X28977 GE DOOR SWITCH
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DOOR SWITCH WE04X28977

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PartSelect Number PS12722948
Manufacturer Part Number WE04X28977
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

DOOR SWITCH Specifications

This is the door switch for your dryer. Door switches are used to communicate with the control board when the door is fully closed, so the drying cycle can safely begin, and if it is opened so it can stop. If this door switch is damaged or bad from extended use or excessive force when closing, it will cause your dryer not to start, and it will need to be replaced. This door switch will require a few tools, such as a screwdriver, wrench, and pliers to replace, and some slight disassembly of your dryer. This door switch is an OEM part and is sold individually.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Won’t Start | Door won’t close
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE04X28977 replaces these:
AP6889035, WE10X23879
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After closing dryer door unit would not start after several attempts.
Pry out switch with screwdriver. After removing switch unplug electrical leads from old switch. Plug leads in new switch and reinstall switch in dryer.
  • Michael from ATWATER, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The dryer would not start.
The entire dryer had to be taken apart to get to the door switch. I determined the door switch was faulty by measuring conductivity. I purchased the new switch which cost about $9. The shipping cost was $9. After all that, the dryer still won't start. I gave up and bought a new dryer.
  • Arthur from GUILDERLAND, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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When the door is closed the dryer didn't work
Easy watch YouTube and open door placed screwdriver under door switch pry lightly and switch will pop out unplug wire connectors and replace on new switch reinsert switch should be done
  • Cary from SILVER SPGS, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Belt broke and door switch stop working
Remove top cover and front cover
Other Parts Used:
DOOR SWITCH Drive Belt
  • Mary from MIAMI, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Dryer would not start
I popped the door switch out with a small screwdriver, disconnected the electrical connection and re-connected the new switch and popped the new switch in place with a little adjustment.
  • Kenneth from COATESVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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WOULD NOT START/ stopped in the middle of cycle
Ordered parts and installed with YOUTUBE video.
Model A little different than showed online, There was a Metal protector over the Door switch that need to be taken off before switch could be located.
After detachment of dryer door, easily pushed the seal to one side to dislocate the metal protector.
Would of took 30 minutes to complete if had not been for the Metal protector they added to cover the switch.
Other Parts Used:
DOOR SWITCH Light Bulb
  • Lisa from YOAKUM, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Gina
March 26, 2020
Dryer started out continuing to tumble after door was opened. Now, we have to put pressure on the door at the bottom left of the door before we can start drying by pressing the start button. Does this sound like the door switch?
For model number GTD33EASK0WW
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Hi Gina, Thank you for your question. If you have to put pressure on the door at the bottom for the dryer to work, check and see if the door is aligned correctly. If it is not, then you may need to check the door strike and latch and you should check the hinge as well. If these parts check out fine, then the issue may be the door switch. You should also check the timer and the cycling thermostat as well. You will need to test the electronic parts with a multi-meter. Here is a link to one of our videos on YouTube that you may use as a general reference on how to use one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWC44fHn0As. For more information on how to test these parts, click on the Appliance Repair link on our website and on the next page that comes up click on the dryer icon. When the next page comes up, you will be provided with a symptoms list. Choose the "Will not shut off" symptom and the information will come up for you. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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J
September 26, 2023
where is the fuse located?
For model number GTD75ECPL0DG
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Hi J, thank you for the question. The thermal fuse is located at the back side of the dryer in the left lower corner inside the cover box. We hope this information helps!

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Stuart
January 5, 2024
If the light goes out when the door is closed does that mean the door switch is working correctly?
For model number GTD42GASJ2WW
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Hello Stuart, thank you for reaching out. According to our research, if the light is on when the door is open and it shuts off when the door is closed, then it means that the door switch is working properly. We hope this information helps!

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