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Push-to-Start Switch

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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 products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE4M416 replaces these:
AP4980900, WE4M352, WE4M367
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Paul
August 26, 2017
Dryer will only run if you hold down the start button. Will replacing the start switch fix this problem?
For model number DRSR495EG8WW
Hi Paul, Thank you for your inquiry. If you have to hold down the push-to-start switch to get the dryer to work, then you will have to replace it as it sounds like it is not working correctly. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Jackie
March 8, 2018
The knob is just going around and not connecting to the starter. I have to use plyers to turn dryer on. Ordered a new knob sometime ago but did the same thing. Do i need a new starter?
For model number gtdp300gm1ws
Hello Jackie, thank you for your question. If the knob was replaced but still turns around the whole way without connecting to the starter switch you would want to replace the switch itself. That is part number Push-to-Start Switch WE4M416. Please enter the part number into the site for current price and availability. Good luck with your repair!

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Mike
April 12, 2018
Dryer was working fine now when pushing the start button will not start
Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. If your dryer is not starting, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the door switch, the thermal fuse, the push-to start switch, the drive motor and the timer or the electronic control board (depending on what type of dryer you have). For more information, we would need the model number from your dryer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Bob
August 8, 2018
I have to hold the start switch in to continue the operation of the dryer. If you let it go the dryer stops. This should be a momentary contact switch, is that correct? Will changing this out solve the problem or is something else causing it?
For model number GTDP300GM1WS
Hello Bob, thank you for your question. The issue could be the start switch, but I would recommend testing the door switch and the belt interlock switch first before ordering. A faulty door or belt switch can cause this same issue. The part numbers for the other switches are Interlock Switch Part Number: WD21X10261 and Door Switch Part Number: WE4M415. There is lots of testing, and other repair information on both of these parts on our site! I hope this helps!

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Richard
December 19, 2017
Does the push-to-start switch come with the knob? I need both.
For model number GTDX100EM0WW
Hello Richard, Thank you for your inquiry. The knob is sold separately, part# WE01X20378. Hope this helps!

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Bert
January 23, 2020
Must hold push to start button in this the faulty to keep dryer on let it go and dryer stops is this the faulty part
For model number ghpd490ef1ww
Hello Bert, thank you for your question. There are a few parts we would recommend testing to determine the problem with the appliance. We would recommend testing the start switch PartSelect Number: PS3487190, interlock switch PartSelect Number PS1481922, high limit thermostat PartSelect Number PS267900 and the timer PartSelect Number PS3654187. I hope this helps.

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Mark
August 15, 2017
Renting a house with this dryer. Last night the dryer would turn on but immediately shut off when pressure was taken off the push button/on switch. Holding it down manually, the gas would lite and dryer worked, but releasing the button causes the dryer to shut off. I re-adjusted the position/timer switch many times, opened/closed the door to ensure it was secure, etc. Any suggestions on how best to trouble shoot this further and/or the suspected cause/repair?
For model number GTDX400GD0WS
Hi Mark, Thank you for your inquiry. There are a few parts that may fix this issue. You may have to check the cycling thermostat, the high limit thermostats, the interlock switch, the d-shaped knob insert clip duct felt seal, the timer, the bias thermostat, the belt and the drum bearing slides. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Naz
November 6, 2017
Is the push-to-start switch the same thing as a fuse? My dryer won't run, just makes a quick noise when the start button is pressed. My husband says he tested the fuse as recommended by your website and it was faulty.
For model number GTDP350EM0WS
Hi Naz, Thank you for the question. The Push To Start Switch and the Fuse are two different parts.Checking the model number I do not see a fuse listed. I suggest checking with your husband to see if maybe he tested the switch. hope this helps!

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Helen
February 17, 2018
The dryer ran for a few minutes but there was no heat and then it stopped. I tried to restart it again and nothing happened. Can you help?
For model number HTDX100ED5WW
Hello Helen, Thanks for your question. Using a multimeter, we recommend testing the cycling thermostat, hi-limit thermostat, push-to-start switch, and the interlock switch for continuity. Replace any that do not show continuity. I hope this helps.

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Cindy
March 14, 2018
Hotpoint 6.2c electric dryer model 804048 purchased last year lowes.Question: The start switch is not working good at all, have to push it several times to work. Want to replace the part. Which part number do i need? Https://www.Partselect.Com/ps3487190 ge we4m416 push to start switch.Htm?Sourcecode=12&searchterm=htx21eask0ww&modelnum=htx21eask0ww
For model number Htx21easkww
Hello Cindy, thank you for your question. Yes, the push to start switch for your unit is part number Push-to-Start Switch Part Number: WE4M416. I would recommend replacing that part. Please enter the part number into the site for current price and availability. Good luck with your repair!

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Customer Repair Stories
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    Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
    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.
    • Linda from FITCHBURG, MA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    13 of 21 people found this instruction helpful.
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    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
    Other Parts Used:
    Start Push Button
    • Gary from LAVALLETTE, NJ
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
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    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.
    Other Parts Used:
    Interlock Switch
    • Hector from SAN PEDRO, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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    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.
    • GLENDA from BLNG SPG LKS, NC
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
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    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!
    Other Parts Used:
    Timer
    • Cecelia from E PITTSBURGH, PA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS3487190
      Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M416
      Brand
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      Description
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      2661532210
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      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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      General Electric
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      Washer Dryer Combo
      Kenmore
      2671532211
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
      2671532312
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532412
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
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      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
      36361532412
      Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
      Kenmore
      36361542
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      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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