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Rotary Start Switch

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$50.00
Fix Number: FIX268305
Manufacturer #: WE4X881
Manufactured by: GE

Product Description

This part is used to start the dryer once you have selected a setting on the timer.

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Replacing your Rotary Start Switch

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Average Repair Rating: 4.3 / 5.0, 8 reviews.
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    • Customer:
      WALTER from HARRISBURG, PA
    • Parts Used:
      WH1X2721, WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    Shaft on rotary start switch snapped off
    Unlpug dryer remove cover with allen wrench twist switch to remove move leads (spade clips) to new switch and snap into place.Replace cover and plug in dryer -- Repair complete very easy!!
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    • Customer:
      Nuri from Pearland, TX
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    Startup Switch knob Broke
    My dryer's Start switch knob broke off the switch and as a result of course I could not start the dryer. I found this site online and placed the dryer model number in their search box and immediately came up with the needed part. But that was not all I got. It came with a video for installing the part. The video was so easy, so well made, and so precise that I felt very confident to do the job myself. When the part came in, I followed the instructions (pretty much from memory) and replaced the part. It took less than 10 minutes to do so or 15 if you count that I decided to vacuum off some of the dust that has accumulated throughout the years. Well done
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    • Customer:
      Tom from Warren, MI
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
    GE Gas Dryer On/Off Switch Stop working
    1. Unplug unit 2. Remove 4 Torx head screws. 3. remove 2 wire connectors 4. Push in locking tab and turn part counterclockwise and remove. 5. Intstall by reversing the process. Sure beats paying an appliance repairman $175.00 to fix dryer.Total time to do it maybe 4 minutes.Plus the confidence to do my own appliane repair work without getting ripped off by the appliance repair clowns.
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    • Customer:
      Don from Denville, NJ
    • Parts Used:
      WH01X10060, WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    Replaced broken start switch and knob.
    Removed the old switch, installed the new one & put the know on. Also web site video helpful as the switch needs to be turned to be removed and reinstalled. A person with the IQ of a rutabaga could do this repair.
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    • Customer:
      David from Bristol, RI
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    Dryer wouldn't start.
    Look up the model number on the internet. Find a video on youtube. Order likely replacement part. Get correct type of screwdriver. Follow easy, safe instructions in video Done.
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    • Customer:
      jann from acworth, GA
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
    start switch needed replacing
    I rated this "a bit difficult" ONLY because the guy on the video said all you needed was a Phillips head screw driver to get the 4 screws off the panel. After trying every size Phillips head I had, I photographed the screw and drove to Home Depot where I purchased a torx screw driver. Came home and easily removed the screws . The actual replacement was a breeze once I got the panel removed. Just wish he'd been more specific about those panel screws!!!
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    • Customer:
      John from Brooklyn, NY
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881, WE1X1206
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    Dryer knob and switch broken- would not start.
    Repair was very easy (the video also explains it very well): 1) unplug appliance; 2) remove four screws from top of backsplash/control panel, and tilt forward for access to switch; 3) depress small tab next to switch, and rotate switch to remove; 4) disconnect wires from old switch and connect to new switch; 5) install new switch in control panel by rotating into place- you may need to bend the small tab into place so the new switch locks into position; 6) reinstall backsplash with four screws, plug in, and slide new knob onto switch. Done! Takes less than 5 minutes.
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    • Customer:
      James from SAN DIEGO, CA
    • Parts Used:
      WE4X881
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    the switch stem broke off
    unplugged, Took the torques head screws out of the top panel. Then rotated out the starter switch by depressing the snap and rotating switch. Took off thewire terminals and replaced on new switch. Inserted switch, rotated until it locked in place. Then replaced panel cover with four screws. Plugged back in and tested the start. All Good!
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          Model Compatibility
          This part works with the following models:
          Fix Number: FIX268305
          Manufacturer Part Number: WE4X881
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
          General Electric
          62160T3WB
          Dryer
          General Electric
          62160T5WB
          Dryer
          General Electric
          62261T0WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          62261T3WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          633615
          Dryer
          General Electric
          633616
          Dryer
          General Electric
          633617
          Dryer
          General Electric
          63361T0WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          63361T3WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          63361T5WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65300T0WB
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65300T3WB
          Dryer
          General Electric
          653615
          Dryer
          General Electric
          653616
          Dryer
          General Electric
          653617
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65361T0WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65361T3WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65361T5WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65371T0WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65371T3WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          65371T5WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          662310
          Dryer
          General Electric
          662410
          Dryer
          General Electric
          662411
          Dryer
          General Electric
          663615
          Dryer
          General Electric
          663616
          Dryer
          General Electric
          663617
          Dryer
          General Electric
          66361T3WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          66361T5WW
          Dryer
          General Electric
          664615
          Dryer