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I'm replacing the door switch. I'm assuming I have to remove the top for access. Can you tell me how to remove?

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If you have the filter on the top take the 2 philips head screws out by the filter. Use a flat head to pop the clips in the front there are 2 one on each side about 2inches from each corner. If you have the other model take off the 2 philip screws on the back of the console flip the console up and remove the 3 1/4in screws from the top. don't forget to unplug good luck.

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To remove the top if it has the filter in the top take the 2 phillip screws out then put your hand on the back and push to the front while lifting on the front you have to do this on each side

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Rob, I believe I may have answered this in an earlier post, here it is again, 1st and 3rd link, scroll down to how to replace dryer belt videos, it will show how to remove top of dryer and get access to door switch.
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My GGQ 9800 gas dryer won't start. It was working

Things to check first on a no start dryer.
Check for power at outlet.
Inspect power cord.
When you try to turn it on do you hear anything?
Check the door switch(does it click when pressed in?)
The next item to check and most likely replace on a completely dead dryer with power and a good door switch would be the thermal fuse located inside the cabinet.
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HI. This may be a possible belt issue. the belt may have slipped off, or failed. To access, simply, remove the access panel on the rear of the unit. Once removed, you will be able to inspect the belt location.Replace the belt, if needed.

Additionally, if the belt is ok, i would recommend to move on to the door switch. Most units are designed to not spin, if the door switch circuit has failed. Use the procedure below to test this switch.

The door switch may be accessible without removing the front panel or cabinet. The switch is located in the front panel of the dryer, around the perimeter of the door opening. Inspect the switch to determine if it can be popped out or accessed by removing a fastening screw. If it cannot be accessed from the front, it will be necessary to open the dryer cabinet. When reaching into the dryer be careful of sharp edges on the cabinet and interior supports.

Access varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.

Locate the door switch, it typically has two wires connected to it. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Use a multimeter to test for continuity. Set the meter to the ohms setting X1. For a two wire switch, touch one probe to each terminal. You should get a reading of infinity. With the probes still in place, press and hold the switch, the reading should change to zero.

If the switch does not test as described, it should be replaced.

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First check the electrical panel to your house. If it's a fuse panel check the fuses. If it's a breaker panel, reset it by flicking it off, then back on (do this even if it looks like it's already on).

If the dryer still doesn't work...

1) Check the door switch by pressing it in and listening for a clicking sound as you do so. If the door switch actuator spring is broken or if there is no click, replace the door switch assembly. This is done by removing the 2 screws under the lint trap screen and lifting the cabinet top. From there you can access the door switch. REMEMBER TO UNPLUG THE DRYER! You can also use a jumper wire on the door switch to verify it's function (unplug the door switch and connect a jumper wire to the 2 wires going to the console.

2) Check for a broken belt by lifting the cabinet top and visually inspecting the belt or by manually turning the drum from the inside (you should feel resistance or hear the motor turning).

3) Unplug the dryer and remove the back panel. On the heater housing remove the wires from the thermal cut-off and high limit thermostat and check the resistance with an ohm meter. If either of them are open (no reading) replace both (they come as a kit).

3) If everything checks out so far it may be the timer.

Good luck!

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you have to lift the top cover. then from there you can access the door switch of the dryer.

look closely between the front wall and the top cover. pry the top cover slowly and push the plastic lock that is holding the top cover.

then you can see the switch now and replace.

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I am trying to figure out how the cabinet to my dryer comes apart so I will be able to replace the heating element.

If your dryer has the lint screen on top of the cabinet, the heating circuits are located in the rear of the dryer. They can be accessed by removing the rear panel.

If your dryer has the lint screen in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum. They can be accessed by removing the lower panel under the dryer door. The panel comes off by inserting a putty knife in the seam, about 2 inches in on each side and depressing the release tabs. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet model, the lower panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the lower panel.

If there is no removable panel, the entire front casing needs to come off. This is accomplished by lifting the dryer top to gain access to the screws that hold the front panel place. Use care not damage the door switch connector(s) in the process.

Lifting the top panel can be accomplished in the following ways (depending on model):

1. Grab the sides of the top panel and pull towards you while lifting up.

2. Lift the operator console first and then remove the three screws holding the top panel in place. Once the screws are removed the panel slides forward, then off.

I hope this is helpful to you. If you experience problems, please post back with your model number, so I can narow down which dryer configuration you have. Good Luck.

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Hi kroeter,
It is possible to reach the door switch by removing the bottom front plate on the dryer. You will see it above the right side. Before you reach into this section please make sure to unplug your dryer. If you need full access to the switch you will need to remove the top then the console then remove the entire front. You will need some torx screwdrivers. Start by removing the torx screws on the back top, then the top will slide back and you can remove it. Underneath that you will see the top of the console on the front, remove the screws in the console and lift it to remove. then you will be to the top of the door section again you will see torx screws, remove and lift the door section and you will be to the door switch. Good luck and I hope this will FixYa.
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