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Replace on / off switch on a dryer?

How do you take off panel to fix on / off switch on a dryer?

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  • tashaalexand May 16, 2009

    How do I fix the "turn to start" switch on my Frigidaire Gallery Electric Dryer? Some time ago, the knob broke off the front and we were using pliers to turn the dryer on. Now the pliers will not turn the switch on. I took the back cover off of the dryer to find the small sqaure switcher box. Can I find a replacement switcher at my local Sears and just replace or is it more complicated than that? I really don't want to call a repair man if I can help it and need my dryer today!!

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THERE ARE SOME SCREW ON THE BACK OF THE TOP OF YOUR DRYER, THAT YOU CAN REMOVE AND LOOK AT THE TIMER. IT SHOULD BE A PIECE OF CAKE. WHAT BRAND IS YOUR DRYER?

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Power From The House

Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

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If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch

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If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replace the fuse this is the most common reason for blowing the fuse. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
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Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door Switch

If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.

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To tell you the truth i dont think the contrlole panel was the problem the control panel rarly goes out here is a list of the most common things that go out and are a lot more cheep to replace

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Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
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please there is no need to start your dryer without the switch. you can easily replace the switch yourself just follow this instructions below to replace your switch. things you will need are philip and hex and nut screwdrivers, putty knife and Replacement "start" switch. then Disconnect the dryer from the electrical outlet. Slide the dryer out from the wall and disconnect the dryer vent from the dryer's back panel.
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    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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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