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Rotary Start Switch

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PartSelect Number PS3487203
Manufacturer Part Number WE4M519
Manufactured by GE
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 products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE4M519 replaces these:
AP4980910, 1811221, WE4M519, WE4M315, WE4M326, WE4M402
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Jeremiah
September 15, 2017
I am replacing the rotary switch but I can only find two wires. The double red that comes from the timer and another that comes from the cycle select. Where is that third wire supposed to come from?
For model number DHDSR46GG1WW
Hi Jeremiah, Thank you for the question. Here is a video on how to replace this switch. It should be helpful with locating the wires. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9lGqnfwLh4 Hope this helps!

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Kenneth
April 14, 2018
I need the panel that the switches snap into but i don't seem to be able to find it on your site the tab has broken off so it won't hold the start switch
For model number Model DBXR463EG0WW
Hello Kenneth, Thank you for your inquiry. We're showing that they snap into the plastic tabs on the inner part of the backsplash-part# WE19M1490-white, or part# WE19M1491-bisque. Hope this helps!

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Susan
November 13, 2018
When i turn the rotary start knob on my dryer it starts but once it is released it stops. Do you think the knob is the problem or is it likely something else??
For model number DWSR483EG3WW
Hello Susan, Thank you for the question. The knob is just used to give you something to hold and grip. It sounds like an issue with the switch behind the knob. Part Number: PS3487203. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Nancy
October 14, 2017
Will this work on Hotpoint dryer
For model number dbxr463ed2ww
Hello Nancy, thank you for contacting us. Based on the model number provided this would be the correct start switch. Good luck with the repair!

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Robert
February 21, 2018
I changed the switch but the dryer will not keep running unless you hold the switch to the start position
For model number Gtdx200gm1ww
Hi Robert, Thank you for the question. This would be an issue with the switch on the motor. The switch is not sold separate from the motor so the motor will need to be replaced, PartSelect Number PS11699355. Hope this helps!

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Gasman
May 5, 2018
When i try to start the dryer you here the dryer turn on for 1 second.When i let go of the start dial the dryer turns off.For that one second the tumbler does not turn
For model number dbxr463gd3ww
Hello Gasman, thank you for your question. There are a few parts you will want to check first. The Drive Belt Part Number: WE12M29, and the Idler Pulley Wheel Part Number: WE12X83 that the belt rides on, as well as the Rotary Start Switch Part Number: WE4M519, Interlock Switch Part Number: WD21X10261 as well as the Door Switch Part Number: WE4M415. These parts can be tested with a multimeter to determine if they are bad. I hope this helps!

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Thomas
January 4, 2019
Can I check this part by using a hand held multi-meter, not sure what needs replacement??
Hello Thomas, Thank you for the question. Yes, you can test with a multi meter to check for continuity. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Nikki
August 26, 2017
Okay so i purchased the rotary start switch and as i tried to remove the 3rd wire i see that there is some sort of Green rust on it that's making it hard to remove from the defective rotary switch. What is that Green rust that is on the electric wire?
For model number DBSR463EG1WW
Hello Nikki, thank you for contacting us. That green rust would be corrosion. Over time that can build up, you can get some spray to remove and clean it. Hope this helps!

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Mark
January 13, 2018
I have a GE washer .The teeth part the knob turns is broken.Not the knob but the teeth the knob turns .Can you tell me what this part is called please.
Hello Mark, Thank you for your inquiry. Knobs usually turn on the shaft of the switch that they are for. Hope this helps!

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Jim
June 28, 2019
Is there a way to 'test' the start switch? I was thinking i could bypass with a quick touch of hot wires to see if the dryer motor starts. Your thoughts please.
For model number DBSR463EG7WW
Hello Jim, Thank you for the question. Yes, you can test with a multi meter to check for continuity. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Part Videos

Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch

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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.
  • Mr Dennis from Twinsburg, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519, WH2X650, WH1X2754, WH1X2117
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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
  • Douglas from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519, WE1M654, WE1X980
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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.
  • Stan from Yorkville, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519
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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!
  • Julie from Delmar, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519
35 of 39 people found this instruction helpful.
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Plastic attachment which turns dryer on worn and knob was stripped
Use snub nose plier took less than fifteen minutes.
  • Cynthia A from Philadelphia, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
  • Parts Used:
    WE01X20378, WE4M519
26 of 32 people found this instruction helpful.
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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.
  • Robert from Riverview, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519, WH41X365, WH12X10093
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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
  • richard from shreveport, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519, WH01X10060
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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
  • James from Apopka, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519
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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.
  • Jimmy from American Canyon, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519
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Wouldn't shut off
Unplug. Remove 3 knobs at front of panel. Remove 4 screws. Panel pulls forward. Remove green grounding wire to allow panel to come forward more. Pry up locking tab on switch. Turn switch to unlock from panel. Install new switch in reverse order of removal. Pull off each wire one at a time from old switch and attach to new switch. Reinstall panel and insert 4 screws. Done. My wife was so suprised that it actually worked and I fixed it in less than a day! Only took about 20 minutes. Thanks Part Select and the other repair stories that I read on your website.
  • MICHAEL from HUNTLEY, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE4M519
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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
662412
Dryer
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General Electric
664211
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674311
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General Electric
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General Electric
674412
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674810
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674811
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General Electric
674910
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General Electric
677310
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General Electric
677311
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General Electric
677312
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677313
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General Electric
677314
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General Electric
677315
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