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Justmenky 02-06-2009 02:44 PM

Will Dryer Work With The Door Switch Disconnected?
 
The door switch component came apart as I was removing the panel, front, etc. when I installed a new felt glide, successfully, of course. I couldn't remember exactly how it was assembled, so I ordered a new door switch to be safe. Part won't be delivered until Monday, but I need to do laundry today.... Can I run the dryer without the switch?? unplug its main connection?? or a diagram for the internal connections, spring, prongs, etc.?? Thanks so much!! Dianna:confused:

Drags1998 02-06-2009 05:51 PM

Connect the 2 wires together, tape them up and make sure that they can't get caught up in anything.ALSO make SURE that there are NO KIDS AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

Justmenky 02-06-2009 11:23 PM

3 wires instead of 2
 
I see 3 wires leading to the switch......grey, blue, brown wires. Do you mean tape them all together so the ends touch? Or two? If two, which?
Thanks again for all your help.
Dianna

richappy 02-07-2009 04:13 AM

You will need to refer to the schematic behind the control panel. One wire goes to power or ground, anothr to the drum light and the last to the motor.
You need to short together the motor and power/ground wires

Justmenky 02-07-2009 06:28 PM

Thanks!!
 
:) You guys are great!! The temporary fix worked and I didn't even get shocked or start any fires! lol Thanks so much.....


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