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Dryer References - Dryer Maintenance Tips - Frequently Asked Questions

Dryer Repair Help

Whirlpool Dryer Door Switch Replacement

Some tips that may help when installing the door switch...

Procedure 1) Mount new switch the same way the old was mounted. See figure 1

dryer door switch 1

Procedure 2) Remove terminals from harness leads D1 and D2. Crimp 1/4" female terminals, supplied to harness leads D1 and D2.

Procedure 3) When replacing dryer door switch that do not have switch levers, the 691581 lever (a) and 2 screws 98129 must be used. before mounting assembly put the lever on the switch. Check the position as shown. be sure there is at least 1/4" gap in lever as shown in figure 3. Mount new switch and 691581 lever into the unit as shown in figure 2.

dryer door switch 2
dryer door switch 3

Take apart info for a few common models

door switch 279347

Common Whirlpool/Kenmore door switch


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