The switch in the video is identical to mine, the switch on the website is not the same, its 2 pieces with an actuator arm. I'm assuming that it will replace the 1 piece switch and then fit and work correctly?
Answer Lynd, Yes, You're correct, the replacement switch 279347 will fit in your dryer, and operate correctly. The kit will have an instruction sheet to assist you in properly mounting the switch to the bracket, then the bracket to the dryer front panel. You shouldn't have any issues at all.
The door switch kit does not fit properly. the door switch i took out is one piece. the new switch fits ok but when you put the attachment on it it will not line up. any suggestions to make it fit or do something else to make the dryer work? thank you
You may be able to use the old bracket that the switch mounted too. If not then if you look at the instructions, the lever on the bracket will go through the hole and the switch will attach to the bracket. The bracket will screw to the cabinet.
Machine won't start some times. Could this be the lid switch?
Answer Hello Mac. Yes, if the lid switch is bad it can cause the issues you are having with 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
Dryer does not heat up. Change heating element and notice that no current was going to element . What next to check?
Answer Hello Jane. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. 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
My broken dryer lid switch is PN 687428, and has only one prong on each side or uses only two wires one on each side, this replacement has three prongs how do I use this third prong with only two wires?
Answer Hello Maura. You just leave the third prong open and do not connect a wire to it. Just connect the wires to the same two prongs on the switch. There are markings on them. NC, NO, and COM. Match the markings up on the switches.