Dose this switch control the heat?
Answer Hello Steve. No, if the door switch 3406107 is bad, the dryer does not run. It does not control the heat of the unit.
I have a whirlpool dryer the light comes on an make a clicking sound but nothing else happens. The drum does not move.
Answer Hello Rob. You will need to test the thermal fuse 3392519 and the door switch 3406107. They should read closed for continuity with the door closed for the door switch. If either is bad, the dryer will be dead except the light. 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
This is a follow-up to my previous question about checking the door switch. The dryer is not coming on,will this fix the problem or do I need to check the start button switch? And does this model have a biscuit knob? Thank You..
Answer Hi Robert. I would use the digital capacitor Tester / Volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1. Remove the back and check the blower housing thermal fuse that commonly opens under a vent restriction and the outside vent cap kept open with lint on the hinges. If this fuse part # 3392519 is open, it will not run. Thank You.
How do I remove the dryer top in order to replace the door safety switch?
Answer Hello John. Remove the two screws under the lint filter. Then use a flat blade putty or butter knife and release the clips under the front corners and lift up the top panel. Now you can access and replace the door switch 3406107. Hope this helps.
The heating element comes on when dryer is plugged in but the drum does not turn. The motor does not make a sound. What could the problem be?
Answer Hello Terry. If the element 279838 comes on as soon as the dryer is plugged in, it is grounded to metal and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
How do I get the top off to change the switch?
Answer Hello John. Remove the screws under the lint filter. Push in the clips under the front corners of the dryer and release the tabs securing the top assembly. Raise the top assembly. You can now access and replace the door switch 3406107. Hope this helps.
How do I raise the dryer top to replace the door switch?
Answer Hello John. The model number you provided is for a washer, not a dryer. We will need your model number to help you with this. Thanks. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
My dryer doesn't shut off when I open the door. Does this mean my switch is bad?
Answer Hello Verna. Yes, based on the information you provided, it sounds like the door switch 3406107 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
How do I unplug the old switch to replace with a new one?
Answer Hi Theresa. There are locking tabs that are folded onto the connectors where both wire connectors connect together. These tabs are carefully released by a small screwdriver or a pick tool. These are for safety. There are screws that are on the inside of the inner (opened) door that connect the switch to the inner panel. The new door switch is part # 3406107. Hope this helps. Thank you.