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How do I bypass a door switch for my Whirlpool dryer-

My door switch broke off and I am wondering how to bypass it

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  • nojelle2002 Nov 22, 2008

    Thanks!!!!!!!! I bypassed the door switch with the information you gave!!! Yeah! dry clothes!!


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Take the top loose on the dryer to acces the door switch. If it is the old style it should have a metal suround over the black switch. If the metal arm piece has broke, Ttake it off and tape the white button down to make it run.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

  • jonny dep Dec 22, 2012

    Mine did not have such a black switch. So, I had to cut and splice wires instead. However, mine has a light in the drum which is supposed to turn on when the door is opened. Thus, the door switch had three wires leading to it. One came from the drum light, one came from the control panel and one went to the grouns/common. I had to track down the wires using the wiring diagram (typically tucked inside the control housing) to determine which is which and then connect the wire from the control unit to the common/ground. This of course disabled the light. However, I do enjoy snatching items from the dryer without having to restart. This is also a good temporary fix until your new switch comes in. Of course, if your switch is not broke, you can just tape the switch closed.


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