Question about Hotpoint Dryers
Is there a way to bypass switch in order to use?
Sure there is, but in all honesty its just as easy to replace the switch.
However, you can locate the wires coming out of the switch. run a jumper from one to the other long enough for it to start, then remove the jumper. If your unit requires the switch to be energised the entire run cycle, you will have to leave the jumper on.
You can buy alligator clip jumper wires at radioshack.
But then, you can buy a switch at your local appliance parts house too.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Without taking off the cover to replace the switch,,you may want to try a little dab of epoxy resin glue,,put it onto the broken part of the switch,,then gently push the broken halves of the switch to-gether and wait about 10 minutes,,if the glue sets up properly,,(and if you are gentle with it from now on) it may work.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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Loop a piece of string behind the "Start" button and pull forward on the string to pop the knob off the switch's post.
Access the interior of the control panel. Depending on your model of dryer, there are several ways to access the interior of the control panel. On older dryers, there will be an access panel along the back of the control panel that can be removed once all of the retaining screws have been removed. On newer dryers, the control panel is held in place by screws in the front or spring clips. Remove the plastic end caps on the control panel and remove the screws underneath. If your dryer has no end caps, slide a putty knife under the corners of the control panel and lift up on the knife to release the clips. Rotate the control panel toward the rear of the dryer to access the interior.
Unplug the wires from the switch by sliding them off the contact terminals on the switch. Make a note which wire connects to which terminal so you can easily connect them to the new switch.
Press the release tab to unlock the switch and slide it out of its socket. If you have an older dryer, remove the retaining screw to remove the switch. Slide a new switch into the socket and press it down until the release tab locks into place. If you removed a retaining screw, replace the screw. Reconnect the wires.
Rotate the control panel back down on the dryer or replace the rear access panel. Replace the knob and reconnect the dryer vent. Plug the dryer back into the electrical outlet.
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