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Whirlpool 279347 Washer Door Switch Kit

4.5 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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Product Description

Product Description

This is a genuine replacement part. The model number and name for the following item is: Whirlpool 279347 Washer Door Switch Kit.

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This is a genuine replacement part. The model number and name for the following item is: Whirlpool 279347 Washer Door Switch Kit

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Technical Details

Part Number 279347
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Item model number 279347
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Required? No
National Stock Number 5930-00-102-5907

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ASIN B00DM8JGP2
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #45,548 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#225 in Home Improvement > Appliances > Large Appliance Accessories > Dishwasher Parts & Accessories
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 30, 2008

Customer Reviews

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Received the switch for my whirlpool washing machine. The switch works great but the bracket to hold it in place did not fit.. Had to use my old bracket with the new switch...
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Bought this switch for our 15 year old Whirlpool washer. Although the item said it is a dryer door switch it works fine as the washer lid switch. I had to use the existing bracket for it as the brackets that come with it do not work with the washer. Easy to install and works just like the old switch.
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Bought the product even though the write-up said it was for the Dryer. Other reviewers stated it worked for washer lids and it did. Easy to put in and the price was great. Good service and fast shipping from this vendor.
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Bought to fix a 15 year old Kenmore dryer (made by Whirlpool). Installed without any problems and dryer runs again. Did not have a problem with the bracket not fitting that others have stated.
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I didn't think you could buy these types of parts on Amazon, but this was a bargain. You can easily pay $25 online for this part elsewhere or even $80 for an appliance repair guy to come install this lid switch. Or you can just fix it yourself.

Our washer would fill, but then the cycle wouldn't start. There are a few things that can cause this, but frequently it is the lid switch. When we would lift up the lid, it wouldn't make the "clicking" sound that it normally would. This is a sign that the safety switch (this piece) might have gone out. This cuts the circuit to the motor when you lift the lid so that it won't keep dangerously spinning when the lid is open. We were able to just pull the panel off the washer, bridge the circuit with another wire to make sure that the switch really was out and that the spin cycle would start once we bridged the current, and then replace the switch by swapping the wires on the old and new one.

It's a pretty simple job--I had a friend who had recently worked on his own washer (nearly identical) help me, but it's an easy DIY job if you can diagnose it correctly. It was certainly cheaper than a new washing machine.
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OH NO! Found my washer still full and not draining. Online check pointed to possible cover switch problem. Sears product too costly and Whirpool was exact replacement for my Kenmore washer...Thank you Amazon! Found You-tube video for replacement directions which saved service tech cost. 10 year old washer still going strong!
Amazon rocks!!
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This part can also be used to replace your older model Whirlpool/Kenmoore washing machine lid switch. This kit comes with every thing you need to replace the parts including a new tab for the dryer and screws.
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Ordered this for our 14-1/2 year old Kenmore 110.61086000 DRYER (same model used by its manufacturer, Whirlpool). Our actuator broke (the metal bar that pushes in the switch) and the old switch still worked well. I was concerned when Amazon's matching service said this part would NOT fit our model, as well as a couple reviews indicating the same. But the model number of the switch (279347) and actuator (691581) were a direct match according to our parts listing. I took a chance and placed the order. The actuator is a dead match for the broken one, and was simple to install. No bending or adjustments needed. The original switch had 2 - 1/4" spades and 1 - smaller spade (3/16"), and the new switch has been changed to all 3 spades at 1/4". The kit include the 1/4" terminals, and would have been an easy job to replace if I wanted to. But since the switch worked fine, I just reused the old one with the new actuator. I hope this review helps anyone with this model dryer who is unsure regarding the fit. NOTE: while labelled as a WASHER Door Switch Kit, the Whirlpool instructions state the actuator WON'T work on washers, and to reuse the old one. If you have a washer and the actuator is broker, check out the part number needed for that.
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