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    • Part Number: AP4042409
    • MFG Part Number: 33001618
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The dryer starts when the timer is set and the door is closed without pushing the "push to start switch". Is the switch defective or shorted?

Brent R for Model Number MDE3000AYW

ANSWER Hello Brent. You need to test the switch and see if it reads closed without being pressed down. If so, replace the start switch on the unit. If not, replace the motor in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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