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Push-to-Start Switch – Part Number: WE4M416
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Push-to-Start Switch

PartSelect Number PS3487190

Manufacturer Part Number WE4M416

Manufactured by GE

Product Description

Push-to-Start Switch Specifications

This switch is used to activate the dryer.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

Part # WE4M416 replaces these:

AP4980900, WE4M352, WE4M367.
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Linda from FITCHBURG, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE4M416
dryer would not stay on so I ordered a button, but wrong part.
First I called to get help with the right part and they told me I needed the pus-to-start-switch. It came in and I called my handyman Ed to install it. I am happy with your service. I dont install but just got the part in.
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Gary from LAVALLETTE, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M416, WE1M659
replaced start button and start switch
disconnect power plug unscrew 3 screws in back. lean forward remove button disconnect 2 wires in back of switch. put switch connect 2 wires and button. connect 3 screws in the back. ready to start working
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Hector from SAN PEDRO, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M416, WD21X10261
First, no heat; then, no run
Washer/dryer belongs to a friend. Originally, the problem was that the dryer wouldn’t heat, so I opened it up, and removed the drum thinking it might be the heating element. It wasn’t, and the ohm reading confirmed this. It turned out to be a burnt wire connector to the element ( unknown to me, and found out later, was that the start switch had remained continuously in the down position because the switch was pressed too far down and thus remained locked “on” in place under the surrounding cabinet frame. This, in my opinion, caused for a continual call for heat and thus burnt the wire.)

I replaced the burnt wire/connector and reassembled. Now the dryer would heat, but would only run if the start button was continually depressed. Let go of the button, and the dryer stopped.

Repair pros suggested a new start switch. I bought a new start switch along with a new interlock switch (it basically shuts off dryer if belt breaks because lack of a belt releases pressure on the pulley that keeps switch depressed.) Apparently they can go bad, too.

It turns out neither of these switches were bad. Instead, upon further inspection, after the first installation of the drum belt, the L-shaped bracket which holds the pulley for belt tension became dislocated from its correct position and was not allowing for the depression of the interlock switch, causing the dryer to “read” broken belt, and thus, not run.

I loosened the motor bracket to allow placing the bracket in the correct position. Reassembled and all was good.
PSA - almost every sheet metal edge is razor sharp.
In the process of returning parts. Now in the process of returning parts.
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GLENDA from BLNG SPG LKS, NC
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M416
DRYER WOULDN'T START
My dryer knob broke on the timer cycle switch so I ordered a new one along with a new dryer knob which didn't fix the problem, then I ordered the start switch and all I had to do was remove the back of the dryer where all the knobs are located and remove the start switch by turning the start switch to remove it, replace it with the new one by turning it till it clicks in just like when you removed it, put knob back on the front. However that didn't fix my dryer either so I ordered the thermal fuse and switched it out and that was what started the dryer back up. It is located on the back all the way to the bottom where the electrical cord is. Remove the cover and locate the fuse. Use a pair of pliers to pop it out and push the new one back in.
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Cecelia from E PITTSBURGH, PA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE04X20415, WE4M416
Dryer start switch would only work if something rested against it and then dryer stopped in the middle of cycle.
I watched how to do the repair on YouTube prior to ordering the parts. The video seemed simple enough so I ordered the parts and followed along with the YouTube video. My new push to start switch did not work properly, still had to rest a heavy object against it to get the dryer going and my timer knob worked for a full cycle and a half before it stopped working. It became loose and will not set on any specific time setting. Perhaps I diagnosed my problem incorrectly, not sure just know I am out of $96.06 and am grateful that I have a clothes line strung up outside to dry my clothes for now!
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3487190
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M416
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
2661532110
Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
General Electric
2661532210
Washer Dryer Combo
General Electric
2661532211
Kenmore
2661532212
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2661532311
Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER (ELECTRIC)
Kenmore
2661532312
Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
Kenmore
2661532412
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2661532413
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2661532513
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
26715321
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532110
Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
General Electric
2671532210
Washer Dryer Combo
Kenmore
2671532211
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532212
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532311
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532312
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532412
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
2671532413
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361532110
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361532412
Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
Kenmore
36361542
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361542211
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361542310
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361542410
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36361542411
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36371532110
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36371542
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36371542211
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36371542310
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
Kenmore
36371542410
Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO