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Push-To-Start Switch

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Fix Number: FIX11742178
Manufacturer #: WP3977456
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

The push-to-start switch is a genuine OEM part for your dryer. When the button is pressed and released, it activates the dry cycle for your laundry. If your dryer will not start or it shuts off too soon, there may be an issue with the start switch and it should be replaced. Please be sure to disconnect the power supply to your dryer before beginning this repair, as you will be working with electrical components.

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Replacing your Push-To-Start Switch

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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 7 reviews.
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    • Customer:
      Travis from WINONA, MS
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456, WP3406107
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Socket set
    My dryer would not come on.
    Disconnected the dryer, raised the top, in right hand corner beside door, replace door switch.
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    • Customer:
      henry from bronx, NY
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Socket set
    my unit would not turn on
    with the help of the video.It was fast and I felt like a pro.
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    • Customer:
      Robert from Yardville, NJ
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    press & hold start button dryer ran, release button, dryer stopped
    This was a 2-step repair. First I replaced the door switch, because the light would not come on when the door was opened... that solved that problem in about 5 minutes - repair was very easy it required a philips screwdriver and a putty knife. Didn't solve the starting/keep running problem. Ordered a new start button... again the replacement was really very easy, (philips screwdriver and needle nose pliers) - button design was changed from mine, but only caused confusion for a few minutes. But, BUMMER, the dryer still did not run correctly. Son had an inspiration... he rotated every knob several times and voila! Problem was probably contact corrosion. The door switch was necessary, but the start switch probably was not. For now the dryer is working well. No more clothesline! I would recommend this site to anyone for their help and the informative videos they include with your order.
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    • Customer:
      Stephen from Wesley Capel, FL
    • Parts Used:
      WP8274376, WP3977456
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    Broken knob/push to start switch
    Easy unplug remove top back panel removed switch and two wires put in new switch replaced wires everything went fine.
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    • Customer:
      lisamarie from PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
    dryer not working
    took out old part n ordered new one very easy
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    • Customer:
      ENRIQUE from Jacksonville, FL
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456, WP3406105
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    won't start
    well really easy . after I review some of the clients feedback I start with the door and button switches, then watch the videos. later install the same way the thermostat and the temperature thing. and boom it work, thanks for the videos. Sincerely, Enrique
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    • Customer:
      Michael from Coachella, CA
    • Parts Used:
      WP3977456
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    connector for knob and controller
    after installing new push to start switch old knob slid on easy.I also retired from Sears.
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          Manufacturer Part Number: WP3977456
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