Asked by: Gertrudis Alvariño
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th February, 2020

How do I replace the door switch on my estate dryer?

Instructions
  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Remove the lint screen. Pull the lint screen out of the housing in the top panel of the dryer.
  3. Remove the lint screen housing screws.
  4. Raise the cabinet top.
  5. Disconnect the door switch wire harness.
  6. Remove the door switch.
  7. Install the new door switch.
  8. Connect the wire harness.

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Similarly, it is asked, why does my dryer not stop when I open the door?

The door switch only allows the dryer to run when the door is fully latched. So it's possible that your dryer won't stop tumbling because the signal that the door's really open isn't being sent. Unplug the dryer, and use your multi-meter to check for continuity.

Furthermore, is my dryer door switch bad? As a safety feature, the dryer will not work with an open door. When the switch is broken, it is unable to tell the control panel the door is shut, so the dryer will not turn on. The only way to tell if the switch is faulty is to take it out of the dryer and test it with a multimeter.

Correspondingly, can you bypass the door switch on a dryer?

1 Answer. It is a safety switch designed to prevent the drum from turning while the door is open. If the switch were removed and the circuit closed by connecting the wires the drum will turn and the dryer will work. Can you get someone to tell you it is an okay thing to do, not likely.

How do you fix a broken door switch on a dryer?

Instructions

  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Remove the lint screen. Pull the lint screen out of the housing in the top panel of the dryer.
  3. Remove the lint screen housing screws.
  4. Raise the cabinet top.
  5. Disconnect the door switch wire harness.
  6. Remove the door switch.
  7. Install the new door switch.
  8. Connect the wire harness.

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