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Whirlpool Dryer(WED5300SQ0)won't start

Black plastic latch at top of door ridiculous loose, I bet broke. How do I open top to see if this is the problem? Is probably something as simple as that, It work fine yesterday.

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  • linda_barlow Jan 19, 2009

    Great! I have it opened and will remove part.(3406107) How do I release the part from the wires?? Thanks

  • linda_barlow Jan 19, 2009

    Great! I have it opened and will remove part.(3406107) How do I release the part from the wires?? Thanks

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Remove the lint filter, youll see 2 screws, remove the screws and with a small putty knife you cant pop the top using the clips approx 6inches in form both sides where the top meets the front panel, the top will then lift back giving you acess to replace the switch part number (3406107), very common incident

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