Hi, it’s Ervin from winnipeg-appliance-repair.ca.
You’ve determined that the door switch has failed on your dryer.
Let me explain you how easy a job that is.
All you’re going to need is a putty knife and a Philips screw.
Let me explain you how easy it is. They very first step to this repair will be to remove the lint screen. It just pulls out of the top. Located beneath that are two Philips screws that we need to remove.
The next step will be to depress the clips that hold the top cover down.
There’s one located about an inch in from the right and an inch in from the left. We use our putty knife for that and you may find that you need to pull forward on the top.
Now ideally we’d like to have a wall to lean that top up against but if not take a cord and fasten it through one of these two screw holes to a point on the cabinet to suspend it in an upright position. Now that we have our top secured our next step is to disconnect the wire harness to the switch.
Sometimes these are a little tight. Take your putty knife and just disengage the locking tabs. Now our next step will be to open up the dryer door, remove the two Philips screws that are holding the switch in place.
They are located on either side of the switch tab.
As you remove the last screw you may want to hold the switch in your other hand so that it doesn’t fall down inside out of sight.
Pull it out through the back. Now to reinstall our new one we need to make sure that tab is faced toward the front.
Slide it down through the square opening , line up the screw holes and reinsert the screws from the front.
Make sure the screws line up with the holes in the switch, don’t over-tighten them. Our next step will be to reconnect the wire harness. The last step is to put our top back down. Remove our support device, make sure there are no wire harnesses to get pinched, line it up over the retaining clips. Just press down on each corner and we’ll put the two screws that hold the lint filter in place.
Now all that remains to be done is reconnect the power.
That really was an easy repair, wasn’t it? Good luck with your repair and thanks for reading.