Part Location Diagram of WP3977456 Whirlpool Push-To-Start Switch
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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Push-To-Start Switch
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Push-To-Start Switch WP3977456

Works With Model AED4475TQ0!
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Fix Number:
FIX11742178
Manufacturer #:
WP3977456
Manufactured by:
Whirlpool
Works With Model AED4475TQ0!

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

Replacing your Push-To-Start Switch

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Anthony
May 20, 2023
Will Fix # 11742178 /part #wp3977456 Work on a roper electric dryer switch # ESP 3977456 1131 / 11198-62 Dryer model # red 4440vq1
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Hello Anthony, Thank you for your inquiry. We confirm that this is the compatible push to start switch for your model. We hope this helps.

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Stu
October 9, 2023
My Admiral dryer was purchased in 2008. I'm having a difficult time removing the switch. Don't want to force it...a helpful tip would be great! The plastic housing is the issue.
For model number AED4475TQO
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Hello Stu, thank you for reaching out. To remove the switch, you may need to follow these instructions: 1. First, remove the start knob by simply pulling it out. 2. Remove the back panel by unscrewing all the screws on it. 3. Lower the back panel and take the switch out by prying down on the little release tab on top with the help of a screwdriver. 4. Pop the wires out of the switch with the help of a screwdriver. 5. Install the new switch by reversing the same procedure. Good luck with your repair!

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Installation Instructions Provided by Fix customers like you.

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 repla cement 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
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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Model Compatibility

This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11742178
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3977456
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Description
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