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Rotary Start Switch

PartSelect Number PS268305

Manufacturer Part Number WE4X881

Manufactured by GE

Product Description

Rotary Start Switch Specifications

This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start

This part works with the following products:

Dryer.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WE4X881 replaces these:

2420, AP2042901, WE04X0881, WE04X10033, WE4M408, WE4X10033, WE4X881.
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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch

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Jaren from Lemoore, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4X881
Broken Knob Post
First I unplugged the dryer, then I removed the access panel on the back of the control panel. I removed the wires from the back of the switch...Here is where I messed up. I removed the switch prior to ordering the part, the bad part is the way I removed the part. When you get the new part in you will be able to see how it will be mounted to the control panel. I had no idea, so I did what was necessary to remove it. Needless to say, I bent the hell out of the hole that the switch mounts in. In turn, the installation of the new switch did not go as easily as I would have liked. After straightening out some metal and drowning the thing in epoxy, the new switch is installed. I hooked the wires back up on the back of the switch, plug in the dryer, and dry some clothes. Standing victorious over the dryer with beer in hand, not only did I accomplish the mission but I learned my lesson... destructive removal = BAD!
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Neil from Doylestown, PA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881
Start Rotary Shaft stripped
One of the easiest repair jobs I've ever done. First I turned off the power. After removing 4 screws and lowering the cover of the control board, I disconnected the two wires attached to the switch. I rotated the switch counterclockwise and removed it. Just reverse this process and I was done. I was in and out in less than 10 minutes.
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Ray from Kingwood, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4X881
Dryer would not start
The switch made a humming sound when I turned it so I thought that might be the problem. Using the instructions on this Web site I took the top panel of the dryer off (after unplugging it), unplugged two wires leading from the switch (needed pliers for this), and removed the switch unit by rotating it counterclockwise (when behind it).
The replacement part came in two days. The installation went a lot quicker-maybe ten minutes.
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robert from ossineke, MI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881
Switch knob and shaft broke off from using pliers.
Unplugged dryer. Removed screws from top of operating panel. Removed wires from switch. Turned switch 1/4 turn to left and removed. Replaced switch. Turned 1/4 to the right. Re-attached wires. Replaced operating panel and screws. Replaced knob. Plugged in dryer. DONE!!!!!!
Easiest repair ever! Thank you.
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William from Islip Terrace, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881, WE1X980
Start switch and knob busted
Just followed the installation video. The only issue with the video was that a phillips screwdriver was specified and I actually needed a torx screwdriver.
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Kusuma from Alpharetta, GA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881
Start Switch stick (plastic thing that pops out) was broken
Removed 6 screws from the back panel and lifted/pushed the metal back panel up. Removed/sliced out the start switch by hand. Replace the new start switch and tightened all screws. Replaced the new selector Knob and it worked like charm.
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lee from port charlotte, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4X881
Plastic stem that the knob attaches to, broke off
unscrewed the back plate off of the dryer. Disconnected the the wires off of the switch. Remember to to unplug your dryer from the wall first!!!. Reconnect the wires to the new switch and twist back into place. Be careful not to bend the metal tabs. Put the back plate back on and plug in. Put on new knob and the wife was smiling. Took about 8 minutes to repair.
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Rosa from miami, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881, WE1X980
broken knob,and damage rotary start switch
replace both,in less than 5 minutes.save 80dollars in labor
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vincent from chapel hill, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WH1X2721, WE4X881
The start knob would not work
First of all I am NOT a do-it-yourself handyman. I unscrewed the panel where the start knob was diagnosed I needed an electrical switch that went behind the panel and a new start knob. PartSelect was great. just plugged in my model number, found the drawings of the model. I selected and ordered both parts for $40. Shipped normal delivery and they arrived in 5 days. I had the parts replaced, the panel screwed back on and the dryer working in 10 minutes. I highly recommend PartSelect for honesty, speed and helpful drawings that allow you to select the correct part. 110% satisfied.
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Carl from Newburgh, IN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE4X881
Intermittent starting gave way to no starting
a. researched internet to find how to access rotary starter switch
b. isolated all electrical input at breaker box
c. removed 4 torx screws on top of dryer head
d. lowered dryer head (swivels toward front)
e. pulled electrical connections from back of switch
f. turned and pulled thus releasing rotary switch
g. reversed procedure above
h. reconnected electrical
i. started dryer - it worked first time
j. watched football until wife came home
k. told wife dryer was fixed and what a bear it was to get it done :o)
l. that night accepted my reward for working so hard at fixing the dryer and saving us a bundle. :o)
m. now we are both smiling
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS268305
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4X881
Brand
Model Number
Description
General Electric
62160T3WB
Dryer
General Electric
62160T5WB
Dryer
General Electric
62261T0WW
Dryer
General Electric
62261T3WW
Dryer
General Electric
633615
Dryer
General Electric
633616
Dryer
General Electric
633617
Dryer
General Electric
63361T0WW
Dryer
General Electric
63361T3WW
Dryer
General Electric
63361T5WW
Dryer
General Electric
65300T0WB
Dryer
General Electric
65300T3WB
Dryer
General Electric
653615
Dryer
General Electric
653616
Dryer
General Electric
653617
Dryer
General Electric
65361T0WW
Dryer
General Electric
65361T3WW
Dryer
General Electric
65361T5WW
Dryer
General Electric
65371T0WW
Dryer
General Electric
65371T3WW
Dryer
General Electric
65371T5WW
Dryer
General Electric
662310
Dryer
General Electric
662410
Dryer
General Electric
662411
Dryer
General Electric
663615
Dryer
General Electric
663616
Dryer
General Electric
663617
Dryer
General Electric
66361T3WW
Dryer
General Electric
66361T5WW
Dryer
General Electric
664615
Dryer