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Interlock Switch – Part Number: WD21X10261
Interlock Switch – Part Number: WD21X10261 Interlock Switch – Part Number: WD21X10261 https://partselectca.azureedge.net/Schematics/GE/00119741i01.gif

Interlock Switch

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CAD$22.98

PartSelect Number PS1481922
Manufacturer Part Number WD21X10261
Manufactured by GE

This part is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the appliance from operating when the door is open.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher, Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms: Will Not Start | Door latch failure | Shuts off too soon

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Steven from EPHRATA, WA
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WD21X10261
interlock switch was bad. Prevents the dishwasher form running as it "thinks" the door is still open.
Opened door, removed screw holding down metal plate that presses against interlock switch when door is closed. Removed plastic cover thingy that is over interlock switches. Removed the interlock switch by pressing the plastic lock thingy away from switch. Pulled the wires off each end of the interlock switch. Removed new interlock switch from plastic bag and reversed above procedure. Done, shut door and the dishwasher works.
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Lawrence from ROLESVILLE, NC
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WD21X10261
dishwasher did not start
Took out interlock switch (two leads) and replaced with new one. As simple as that.
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Stephen from MARENGO, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD21X10261
Dishwasher wouldn’t start
Took the screws out of the back of the doorl located the switch and replaced it put screws back in and it was fixed
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Robert from OLD TOWN, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD21X10261
No power to dishwasher
Replace both micro switches.
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Hector from SAN PEDRO, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE4M416, WD21X10261
First, no heat; then, no run
Washer/dryer belongs to a friend. Originally, the problem was that the dryer wouldn’t heat, so I opened it up, and removed the drum thinking it might be the heating element. It wasn’t, and the ohm reading confirmed this. It turned out to be a burnt wire connector to the element ( unknown to me, and found out later, was that the start switch had remained continuously in the down position because the switch was pressed too far down and thus remained locked “on” in place under the surrounding cabinet frame. This, in my opinion, caused for a continual call for heat and thus burnt the wire.)

I replaced the burnt wire/connector and reassembled. Now the dryer would heat, but would only run if the start button was continually depressed. Let go of the button, and the dryer stopped.

Repair pros suggested a new start switch. I bought a new start switch along with a new interlock switch (it basically shuts off dryer if belt breaks because lack of a belt releases pressure on the pulley that keeps switch depressed.) Apparently they can go bad, too.

It turns out neither of these switches were bad. Instead, upon further inspection, after the first installation of the drum belt, the L-shaped bracket which holds the pulley for belt tension became dislocated from its correct position and was not allowing for the depression of the interlock switch, causing the dryer to “read” broken belt, and thus, not run.

I loosened the motor bracket to allow placing the bracket in the correct position. Reassembled and all was good.
PSA - almost every sheet metal edge is razor sharp.
In the process of returning parts. Now in the process of returning parts.
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Model Cross Reference

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Model Number
Description
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