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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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