I turn dryer on, end not turning...maybe the door switch is no good ,please advise.
If the unit will not turn on then it is possible that the door switch is faulty. You will want to do a continuity test on the door switch. To properly assist you we will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
How do I replace the door switch on my GE Profile dryer, model number DPSB620GC1WW? If I need to open the front of the dryer, please include details on how to do that on this dryer. Thank you.
Answer Hello Ed,
You will have to take front panel off to change light switch. To do this you will need to use a putty knife in between the main top and front panel. There will be a spring clip on either side that you will depress to lift the top. Once lifted there is a screw on either side that holds the panel on. Remove screws and lift panel off.
How do I replace the door switch on my dryer and what tools will I need?
Answer Hello Jerry,
You will need a Phillips head screwdriver and a pair of needle nosed pliers. First and most important, discontinue the power supply to the unit by either turning the breaker off or unplugging the unit. Next, open the door and look straight up. There are two screws that hold the main top on. Remove these two screws and remove the top by lifting slightly and shifting it to the left. Now there are two screws, one on the left and one on the right you can see by looking down into the top. They screw in directly back toward you. Be careful not to drop them. The heads of these can use a Phillips or a square bit. Once these are out, lift the front panel slightly and pivot the front panel around, being careful of the wires. I never disconnect any as it is not necessary for this job.
Now, to prevent miswiring, write down the color of the wires in the sequence they are connected for reassemblies' sake. Use the needle nosed pliers to remove the wires. Depress the tabs on the sides of the old door switch and it will come out. Reassembly is the exact reverse of the disassembly process.
If the door switch is not working properly, will the light still work? They appear to be connected/one unit.
Answer Hi Nana. It can be both ways that the door switch will close the circuit to the machine and not allow the light to come on if that part of the switch internal connections are not making correctly. Door switch is part # WE4M415. Make sure your light bulb part # WE4M305 is good also. Thank You.
What wire goes to what prong?
Answer Hello Bill. There should be a wiring diagram on the machine or in the control panel. You will need to use that to hook up the door switch WE4M415. Hope this helps.
How do you replace the door switch and what tools are needed?
Answer Hello D. Murphy. You will need to remove the front panel from the unit to replace the door switch WE4M415. You will remove the top panel to gain access to the screws securing the front panel. Then remove the front panel and squeeze the tabs holding the switch onto the panel. Reinstall with the new switch in reverse order. You will need a flat blade, and a screwdriver, and some pliers to do the repair. Hope this helps.