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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever play video
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Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

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Fix Number: FIX11743767
Manufacturer #: WP691581
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This black actuator spring with white rubber tip is used for both dryer doors and washer lids.

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Replacing your Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever

Replacing your Dryer Door Switch Actuator Spring/Lever play video
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    Binh
    23 days ago
    My Kenmore Dryer (Model 417.98042701) does not work. The control panel lights up, when I press the START button, it beeps once and I hear a humming sound, but nothing works (no spin, no heat, no movement). What might need to be replaced?
    For model number 98042701
    Hello Binh, thank you for writing. The most likely cause is the dryer's drive belt that turns the drum could be worn or broken. The Drum Belt is PS1148434. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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      Average Repair Rating: 4.3 / 5.0, 6 reviews.
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        • Customer:
          Roger from WAVERLY, MN
        • Parts Used:
          WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        With broke
        Disconect power, lift top, remove two phillip head screws, remove broken part, replace with new part, put screws back in, put top down. Done
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        • Customer:
          Daryl from Rochester Hills, MI
        • Parts Used:
          WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        Activator for door switch broke
        Removed lint filter and 2 screws beneath it. used putty knife and screwdriver to pry open top of dryer by pushing putty knife in the gap, in the front, under the top of the dryer. Lift top of dryer and open the door. Remove two screws holding the door switch and then remove two wires from the switch. Replace activator and reinstall the switch and screws.
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        • Customer:
          Lew from Philadelphia, PA
        • Parts Used:
          WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        Dryer would not turn on.
        I located the problem before looking for the part on this site which is where I found the installation instructions exactly how I did it, but now know to check this site first. Advice: Look at this site first. Great site.
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        • Customer:
          BERNARD from SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI
        • Parts Used:
          WP98129, WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        Gas dryer inop. no timer ticking
        Followed instructions on your website. 1st checked the fuse. then Checked the door switch. Broken metal. tab. Opened the door and the top lid. removed 2 screws holding switch and activating retainer, dropped one, (and lost it). Bypassed switch, dryer worked. ordered new parts..
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        • Customer:
          kimberly from auburn, WA
        • Parts Used:
          WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        dryer stopped working but dryer light stayed on
        unplugged dryer. Removed 2 screws from dryer vent and took screen out. Popped up top of dryer. Unscrewed activator switch holder. Unplugged switch from connectors and pulled out switch. Put switch into new holder, screwed back in, replaced connector wires, plugged in dryer to test. Worked fine so closed lid, screwed vent back in. Done!
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        • Customer:
          Sharon from Houston, TX
        • Parts Used:
          WP691581
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
        The dryer would shut off/or not run at all
        The door switch/actuator was broken, so for a time until the part arrived, we had to use a broom handle to tightly push the door closed to work. After ordering the part, I watched the video on the web-site. Even though my dryer was a little bit older and a little bit different, the video provided the steps I needed to switch out the part. It took a little longer than 15 minutes, because I needed someone to hold up the lid while I switched out the actuator and screwed back in the screws that held the actuator in place at an upside down angle. All in all, easy to do, plus it gave me the opportunity to vacuum behind the dryer.
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              Model Compatibility
              This part works with the following models:
              Fix Number: FIX11743767
              Manufacturer Part Number: WP691581
              Brand
              Model Number
              Description
              Kenmore
              106508802
              Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 106.508802 (106508802, 106 508802) Parts
              Kenmore
              10686294140
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294340
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294540
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294740
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294840
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10688419100
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10688419300
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10697502820
              Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 106.97502820 (10697502820, 106 97502820) Parts
              Kenmore
              1103733107
              Washer
              Kenmore
              110508802
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1105804300
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804301
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804302
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804303
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804800
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804801
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804802
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804803
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804804
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804850
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804851
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804852
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804853
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804854
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804950
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804951
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804952
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105804953
              Washer
              Kenmore
              1105805300
              Washer