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Rotary Start Switch – Part Number: WE4M519
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Rotary Start Switch

Product Description

Rotary Start Switch Specifications

This replacement start switch is a genuine OEM part for your dryer. If your dryer will not start or shut off, you may need to replace this part. For this repair you will need a number 2 Phillips screwdriver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Disconnect power to the dryer before beginning this repair.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start, Will not shut off, Timer will not advance, Shuts off too soon.

This part works with the following products:

Dryer.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WE4M519 replaces these:

1811221, AP4980910, WE4M315, WE4M326, WE4M402, WE4M519.
Part Videos

Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch

Customer Repair Stories
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Mr Dennis from Twinsburg, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE4M519, WH2X650, WH1X2754, WH1X2117
Knob would not engage, had to manually turn outer ring to start washer.
Used a screw driver and needle nose pliers to remove clip from behind the timer knob. Took 2 minutes to remove clip, i admit it was a little tricky but once you get a grip on the clip very easily removed. Replaced with new knob, old knob gear was completley stripped . put the new clip on and presto, Like brand new.A normal service call would of ran me 45.00 just to tell me what was wrong with the machine.
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Douglas from Santa Barbara, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE4M519, WE1M654, WE1X980
All the control knobs broke
I took apart the top of the dryer and removed the switch and replaced it with the new one. I also removed the knobs and replaced them. Easy
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Stan from Yorkville, IL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M519
Start switch was stuck in the on position always leaving dryer running until you moved timer switch to off or opened door
Just removed the screws at the top of the control panel cover and flipped it down. The switch was then in plain view and simply slid out ( after taking off knob)..placed wire terminals on new switch as I took them off old switch. Slid new switch back in place to lock it in then put control panel cover back into place and replaced screws. Your good to go.
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Barbara from Goodrich, MI
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE01X20378, WE4M519
Dryer Wouldn't Start
Unplugged dryer. Removed knobs and display panel. Removed bad start switch. This was a bit tricky for a novice. Had to do a bit of twisting. Once the new part was installed, I screwed in the display panel. The dryer worked, but I discovered that the part wasn't securely in place. It took three tries before I finally figured out how to secure the part. Now, everytime I start my dryer, I sing "I am Woman, Hear me Roar!" Woo Hoo!!! Sounds like a little thing to all you Do-It-Yourselfers out there, but to me, this really empowered me. Hmmm, what's next? Maybe the edge of the garage door??? See Ya!
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Julie from Delmar, MD
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M519
Dryer wouldn't run at all
First I figured out it was the start switch, I heard it make an electrical zap noise when I turned it and then the dryer didn't start. Once I had the part I simply removed the back from the dryer with a screwdriver (5 phillips head screws and 1 flat head). Then I twisted the old switch and it popped right out. Then I unhooked the wires and rehooked them to the new switch. Then I twisted the new switch into place, tested the dryer - IT WORKED! After that I just replaced the back cover and I was done. It was so quick! I am a 25 year old single mother with a 21 month and 4 month old. If I can do it on my own anyone can!
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Cynthia A from Philadelphia, PA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers
Parts Used:
WE01X20378, WE4M519
Plastic attachment which turns dryer on worn and knob was stripped
Use snub nose plier took less than fifteen minutes.
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Robert from Riverview, FL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WE4M519, WH41X365, WH12X10093
Washing machine overflows on "Cold water" setting
Repair was simple. Initially thought the problem was the Water Level pressure swith, but since water overflow was only happening when selecting cold wash & during the rinse cycle (Always cold water) the Dual Valve Selenoid replacement FIXED the problem. Took 5 minutes to replace.
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richard from shreveport, LA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M519, WH01X10060
Knob on washer timer would not turn dial also dryer start switch would not work.
Washer - remove 4 screws (phillips)on the back of the panel, slide it sidways slightly and pull forward to release. remove clip behind knob ( kinda like the clip on old car window handles) remove knob and dial. remove 1 nut on timer, rotate timer to release. installation is just as easy, but put clip onto knob first then just push onto dial shaft, it will click when on correct.

Dryer - remove 4 screws (phillips) on back of panel and remove same as washer. dryer switch will have a little cam lock on it just pull it off the plastic retainer and rotate switch. Remove wires one at a time and put on new switch so as not to wire wrong. reverse for re-assembly
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James from Apopka, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M519
Dryer would not stay off after door was opened and closed. Normally you have to hit the start switch again.
Unscrewed three screws on back and removed the switch and inserted the new one. There are 3 wires that clamp on the switch. Remember to unplug before doing this.

Real easy and great people to work with. Much cheaper than a technician repair.

Jim
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Jimmy from American Canyon, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Pliers
Parts Used:
WE4M519
Dryer would not start
I narrowed the porblem down to the rotary start switch, which is located in the top panel. It takes a hex wrench to remove the four screws holding the fron top panel in place and of course the knobs had to be removed. The switch rotates about a wuarter of a turn to come out. Label and remove the three connectors (3). It took about a week to get the replacement part which was slightly different than the original part. The good thing is it had the three prongs like the old part.. I hooked the connectors in the same configuration as the old switch, plugged the power cord back in to test and it started right up.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS3487203
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M519
Brand
Model Number
Description
General Electric
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Dryer
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General Electric
664211
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General Electric
672412
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General Electric
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General Electric
672712
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General Electric
672812
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General Electric
674310
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General Electric
674311
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General Electric
674410
Dryer
General Electric
674411
Dryer
General Electric
674412
Dryer
General Electric
674810
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General Electric
674811
Dryer
General Electric
674910
Dryer
General Electric
677310
Dryer
General Electric
677311
Dryer
General Electric
677312
Dryer
General Electric
677313
Dryer
General Electric
677314
Dryer
General Electric
677315
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