Will a dryer work without a door switch?

It is a safety switch designed to prevent the drum from turning while the door is open. If the switch were removed and the circuit closed by connecting the wires the drum will turn and the dryer will work.

How do you fix a failed door switch on a dryer?


  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Remove the lint screen. Pull the lint screen out of the housing in the top panel of the dryer.
  3. Remove the lint screen housing screws.
  4. Raise the top panel.
  5. Disconnect the door switch wire harness.
  6. Remove the door switch.
  7. Install the new door switch.
  8. Connect the wire harness.

How do I know if my dryer door switch is broken?

If it sticks, or doesn’t protrude above the panel, the switch is likely damaged and you must replace it. Push the plunger in a few times. Listen for a distinct clicking sound each time you depress the plunger. If you don’t hear the click, the switch has probably failed, so you’ll have to replace it.

How do you know if your dryer switch is bad?

Faulty Switch As a safety feature, the dryer will not work with an open door. When the switch is broken, it is unable to tell the control panel the door is shut, so the dryer will not turn on. The only way to tell if the switch is faulty is to take it out of the dryer and test it with a multimeter.

How do I know if my dryer door switch is bad?

Is my dryer door switch bad?

How does the dryer door switch work?

A door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open. Dryer door switches are a little over an inch long. Many are white in color and all have metal prongs, called terminals, extending out from the body of the switch.

What causes a dryer to not turn on?

If the drum light doesn’t turn off, a failed door switch is the likely reason the dryer won’t start. A blown thermal fuse often prevents an electric dryer from starting. You’ll find the thermal fuse on the blower housing. Unplug the dryer and check the thermal fuse for continuity.

How to fix a door switch on a whirlpool dryer?

How to Fix a Door Switch on a Whirlpool Dryer. Whirlpool front-loading dryers use a door-activated shutoff switch. When the door is closed, it pushes on the switch and enables the dryer to function.

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  • How to wire a dryer door switch?

    As always,before working on your dryer,be sure to unplug it or turn off the circuit breaker that is supplying the power to it.

  • Next,the door switch is located,you guessed it,on or around the door area.
  • Dryer door switches vary per manufacturer.
  • How to reverse GE dryer door?

    Check the product specifications for the model to determine whether the doors are reversible.

  • To reverse the door swing,consult the Installation Instructions for your dryer.
  • Dryers with pocket handles will have a pocket (to place your hand to pull open) located at the top and bottom of the dryer door.