Part Location Diagram of WE4M519 GE Rotary Start Switch
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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch
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Rotary Start Switch WE4M519

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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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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch

Replacing your General Electric Dryer Rotary Start Switch
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Won’t Start
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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The rotary start switch was non functional and the control panel’s raised plastic rear snibs behind the switch were broken had broken
I followed exactly the video instructions for installing these two items , using my iPad at the place of repair, and the work was completed easily and quickly
Other Parts Used:
Rotary Start Switch Dryer Control Panel
  • JOHN from STUART, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Clip holding the start switch on the backsplash broke and the start switch shorted out
I opened the back of the dryer to figure out what went wrong. Then I ordered the parts after looking them up on the website and spoke with a wonderful person who helped me be sure I got the right parts. When they came I took off the clips for the old start switch and had to replace a clip (which I got at ACE hardware and they told me how to crimp it on). I watched the video on the website which was very helpful.

I replaced the start switch and a new backsplash (all the other switches were fine), screwed everything back together and it all worked perfectly!

Just to say I am a Chiropractor, not a repair person and I'm excited it went so well.
Other Parts Used:
Rotary Start Switch Backsplash - White
  • Susan from MERCERVILLE, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Both the start switch and timer switch had become old and worn out.
After unplugging the unit, I simply replaced them, matching each replacement connector on the unit. It was actually nothing special and the replacement components being identical left out a lot of guesswork.
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Timer Control Knob and Clip - White Rotary Start Switch Timer Knob
  • Stephen from VAN WERT, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Dryer turns on as soon as door is closed.
Gently pull off all knobs and put aside. Remove the panel screws using the star bit. Tip panel forward. Remove three wires from old switch and put them on same terminals on new switch. Use the screwdriver to gently pull up the old switch's locking arm from the slot in the front panel and rotate the old switch until it pops out of the front panel. Insert the new switch into the panel and rotate until the locking arm clicks into place. Replace front panel making sure no wires are pinched. Re-install the front panel screws and control knobs.
  • Douglas from ETOWAH, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Start switch was stuck in the on position internally. By the way this is for a gas dryer not listed in your appliance type
Un plugged dryer from wall - pulled off knob - Unscrewed 4 screws on top of panel - Opened panel by pulling it forward - Removed 2 leed wires - removed switch by turning switch counter clockwise - installed new switch put the wires back on and screwed the panel back on. Done deal.
  • Frederick from ROYAL OAK, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer did not turn off when the door was opened and then closed.
Followed your video instructions and it worked exactly as described. You will be my source for all appliance repair parts.
  • Robert from SOMERSET, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer wouldn't start
Unplugged the dryer. Removed the 4 star headed screws with a screwdriver. Tilted the console forward and lifted. I didn't have to slide mine to the right. Pulled the knob straight off the front of the console. Lifted the lock tab with the needle nose pliers and twisted the switch to the right. It popped right out. Pulled the wires off with the pliers. Be aware, there are three wires, two red and one black. The both red wires only connect to one terminal on the switch. It looked at first glance as if I had the wrong part. But those two wires are connected to each other so it was correct. Plugged those wires back on. Put the switch into the hole and twisted it back into place, the lock clicked in to place. Replaced the console and plugged it back in and it worked perfectly. Turned right on. This took me under 15 minutes to do. Steve is the man! This girl has been able to use his videos to repair the dryer 3 times, the washer once, and my dishwasher 3 times over the years!!
  • CHERI from CREEKSIDE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Rotary switch would stick on
Unplugged dryer. Removed four back panel screws to expose the switches. Removed the wires from the bad switch and transferred them to the new switch. Lifted locking tab on switch and rotated it so the two locking tabs aligned with the slots. Removed old switch and inserted new switch. Rotated about a half turn and replaced the four panel screws. Plugged in the dryer and tested. Very easy repair.
  • David from METAMORA, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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on /off switch would not work
remove 3 screws from back of top panel unplug wires from back of switch and twist out switch and replace same reassemble panel and plug it back in
  • Robert from WOBURN, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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needed new start knob and control
The start unit was difficult to install. It kept falling apart after I would install it in place. The new timer unit was easy to install but does not work without using a plyers to turn the dial. The knob just keeps turning because the shaft to the control is very very tight and the knob just keeps turning so I need to use the plyers to set the timer. I am completely dissatisfied with the part and cannot be without the dryer to wait for a new part. This was a bad idea for me to try this without a repair man...... In order to save money Sincerely; James
Other Parts Used:
Dryer Timer Rotary Start Switch Timer Knob
  • James from LAKELAND, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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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?
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Nancy
October 14, 2017
Will this work on Hotpoint dryer
For model number dbxr463ed2ww
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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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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
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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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Thomas
January 4, 2019
Can I check this part by using a hand held multi-meter, not sure what needs replacement??
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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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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
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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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David
January 28, 2019
This switch i received from you {# we4m619 } has 3 electical post and my switch has 2 post . I have 2 two brown wires on one spade and a 1 wire on another. This one you sent me has 3 elec. Post i only have but only two hook ups the switch i have is normaly open the one i got from you i don't think it is, mine i have to turn to start and it stays engaged on start.
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Hi David, thank you for your question. We do have an installation video for this part that may help: https://youtu.be/m9lGqnfwLh4. If you do not have a third wire to connect to the switch then you may not have to worry about that. Install the wires that you do have on the same terminals as your old one and it should work. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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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
662311
Dryer
General Electric
662412
Dryer
General Electric
664110
Dryer
General Electric
664210
Dryer
General Electric
664211
Dryer
General Electric
672412
Dryer
General Electric
672512
Dryer
General Electric
672712
Dryer
General Electric
672812
Dryer
General Electric
674310
Dryer
General Electric
674311
Dryer
General Electric
674410
Dryer
General Electric
674411
Dryer
General Electric
674412
Dryer
General Electric
674810
Dryer
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
Dryer
General Electric
677317
Dryer
General Electric
BBXR473EH0WW
Dryer
General Electric
BBXR473EH1WW
Dryer
General Electric
BBXR473EH5WW
Dryer
General Electric
BBXR473EH6WW
Dryer
General Electric
DBB5000EF0GG
Dryer - Electric
General Electric
DBB5000GF0GG
Dryer - Gas
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