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Dryer stopped. Think it is the door switch but don't know how to remove the top. Need a manual or exploded diagram.

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What is the make and model number of your dryer?

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I need to replace the door switch on my GE Profile Gas Dryer DPSB620GC4ww and don't know how to get behind the panel on the front of the dryer. Can you give me detailed instructions on how to do this?


unplug it,open the door and look up,you'll see two phillips screws,take them out and remove the top panel,if you want to remove the front panel just remove the two phillips screws one on each side of the panel around 4 inches down from the top.

May 20, 2011 | GE Profile DPSB620GCWW Gas Dryer

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HOW TO GET INTO THE CABINET OF MODEL LER3622HQ0 WHIRLPOOL DRYER


You will need to remove the top panel, then the front panel in order to access the dryer interior on this model. With the dryer UNPLUGGED, follow these steps:
1. Locate the screws for the top panel in the REAR of the dryer. With the screws removed, the top panel should slide back, then lift off so you can access the screws holding the front panel in place.
2. Disconnect the door switch connector and any ground wires that may be attached to the front panel. Then, remove the panel screw on each side that holds the front in place. With the screws removed, the panel will lift up, then come off.
You should now have full access to your dryer interior. If you have any questions about this procedure, or if you need additional advice, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
NOTE: There are helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can assist with disassembling and reassembling your dryer at the following websites:
searspartsdirect.com pcappliancerepair.com appliancepartspros.com

Aug 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My whirlpool dryer has a black switch in the upper right hand side of the door that seems to have broken. now the dryer doesn't start (I'm almost positive there is some sort of electrical connection issue...


You are referring to the door switch. This will definitely keep the dryer from running. When the door closes, the switch also closes, which provides an electrical path to the timer, switch and start motor. If the switch is broken, the dryer will not run. You will need to open the dryer to access the switch to replace. This is accomplished by lifting the top panel and/or removing the dryer front.

If the model number is correct, just follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the dryer top panel.

3. Locate the door switch and unplug the connector plug. Remove the mounting screw(s) that hold the switch in place. The part number for a replacement switch is 3406105.

Replacement parts can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 07, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II (LEQ9558KQ) won't tumble!


Most commonly, this is caused by a broken dryer belt or defective door switch. Toggling the switch with the door open should tell you is it is working or not. On most of these dryer models you should see the dryer drum light turning on and off at the switch is pushed in and released. In either case you will need to open the dryer to access both components. this is accomplished by lifting the top panel and/or removing the dryer front.

If the model number is correct, just follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing. The part number for a replacement switch is 3406107.


NOTE: At this point you can access and remove the door switch and replace a necessary. If you don't see the dryer belt wwrapped tightly around the drum, there's a good chance it is broken. Continue on with the next steps to replace the belt.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt (if required) and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Roper and refer to diagram H.

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The part number for a replacement belt is 341241. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner, Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: If you still need a Repair Manual, they can be purchased at Repairclinic.com. This explains how to repair any Whirlpool manufactured gas or electric dryer. The part number is 1159257.

Jul 04, 2010 | Dryers

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The Dryer stop working. The Start button doesn't


Hi,
You need to check to see it you have power coming out of the timer? There should be a wiring diagram inside the control panel.
Door switch should be checked with the timer set to run and start switch pressed down to start. Check for power at the motor see wiring diagram for which terminals.
If you give me the model # so I can look it up I can try to walk you through it.

Mar 22, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Whirlpool Ultimate care ii Dryer wont tumble


If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:
Belt,
Motor,
Door switch.

Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's 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. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.
If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

Remove the belt,
Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing,
Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

Go here to see a diagram for your model:
one of two types. "H" or "J"

http://www.repairclinic.com/0079.asp#DiagramH

Nov 09, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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Dryer stopped


This link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again. Just follow the links to navigate through the site.

You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.


Here are some common solutions to help resolve the issue with your appliance.
Clicking on the underlined links will take you directly to that page.

If your dryer doesn't work at all, or just stopped working, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house
Door switch
Thermal fuse
Wiring
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.

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.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

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 replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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.

For parts or diagrams, follow this link:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0003.asp

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Jun 28, 2008 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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The drum on my dryer stopped turning it was heating and it just stopped turning, I just want to get instuctions on how to take it apart.


If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

Belt
Motor
Door switch
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.

  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.

  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.

If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's 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. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Jun 15, 2008 | Magic Chef Dryers

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Where is the fuse located


It would be helpful if you could reply back with your brand and model number, but I can give you a good answer without it.

First of all, this won;t be a problem with the fuse. When a microwave's fuse blows, the unit will be dead.

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If yours is not listed, please reply back with your brand and full model number.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

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Mar 25, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Locate door switch


If you open the operator console, there should be a wiring diagram located inside for technical assistance.  Make sure you unplug the dryer before servicing.

Now...to get to the door switch.  You will need to perform the following steps:

1.  Remove the operator console.  It is either removed by inserting a putty knife under the each front corner of the console and pushing in to release a retaining clip.  Or, there will be a screw on each side holding it down.

2. Once the console is removed. The top panel must be removed.  If there are three 1/4 inch screws under the console holding it in place, you will need to remove them first before the top will come off.  The top panel will then slide towards you and then lift up.  Some top panels will simply slide forward and come off without removing any screws.  Double check to be sure.

3.  Located along the front of the dryer under the top panel will be a series of wires.  One set will go to a lamp socket and the other set of wires goes to the door switch.  NOTE: Some dryers have a lamp socket in the rear of the unit away from the door opening.  The door switch will have a connector plug.  Take a small screwdriver and gently lift up on each side of the plug and it will pull apart.

4.  On the side of the plug still attached to the door, connect a multimeter across the pins of the plug and take resistance readings while opening and closing the door.  You should see a change in resistance from open to short.  If the resistance does not vary, the switch is bad.  Another method you can try is to jumper the wires on the section of plug that is not connected to the door to see if the unit will operate with the switch by-passed.

Make sure you unplug the dryer before servicing and only energize it if you wish to attempt the by-pass method of testing.  I do not recommend bypassing the door switch as a fix, either.  The dryer will not shut off when you open the door, which means you would have to rotate the timer or unplug the dryer to stop it.

Please post any responses back to this thread instead of making separate postings.   It makes it easier to assist you.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Oct 17, 2007 | Kenmore 62062 Electric Dryer

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