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Door Switch

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PartSelect Number PS2344321
Manufacturer Part Number WE4M415
Manufactured by GE

A door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

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

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not shut off.

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Our dryer won't start quite a bit and when it does, it sometimes shuts off early. The only way to get it started again is to hit the top center of the dryer. I have recently replace the top bearing and a few other parts, but before i go and replace more switches I was wondering if there was a common issue? I have check the door switch and it makes and breaks at less than an ohm.

Jim for model number DBVH520EJ2WW

Hi Jim, Thank you for the question. I woudl first check for any lose connections in the wiring.If you can hit the appliance and have it start then there is something lose. You can check the Interlock Switch and the Door Catch to make sure they are secure as well. Hope this helps!

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68 of 100 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joshua from Dallas, TX

Dryer would not start

The end repair was very simple and took minimal effort. The time and difficulty was all in the testing. I disassembled the dryer and removed the drum and then hard wired each thermo-fuse to determine where the fault was. After test all of those I was stumped. When I opened the door the light would not come on so I assumed it was a power fault closer to the source. However after all of my testing I couldn't find anything wrong. I then removed the light bulb and realized it was burned out which led me to the door switch being the fault. I removed the switch and soldered the three wire together and the dryer started right up! All I had to do was order a new $15 part, unsolder the wires and plug them in. Would have been so much simpler if that light bulb hadn't of been burned out causing me to over think my diagnosis. This was my first major appliance repair and I did it with only the help of the parts diagram provided on the website.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: David from Curtice, OH

The dryer would not start

Doing some simple troubleshooting with the volt-ohm meter I determined that the door switch was failed.

The replacement door switch restored the motor circuit keeping my dryer in action.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Don from Epworth, IA

Dryer would not heat up, took to long to dry clothes

removed 2 screws inside front door, then remove two screws holding front on unit. took belt off and removed dryer drum. remove wire(label them), remove heater element, removed heater coils. pull new heater coils to correct length and install in heater elements. reinstall parts that were removed. there was instructions with new heater element coils.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS2344321
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M415
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