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LBR4132HQ0. There is auto on/off switch that is mounted on the upper/right side of the drum. When the lid opens the switch is turned off and the drum stops spinning, and vice versa. It's broken and I need to find a part. But I don't know what the thing is called and can't find it on the net. Is it something I can do myself? Also, how do you get the top off the machine so that I can replace the part? Thanks!

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It's attached under the top panel but depending on the year of manufacture it could be on the right, below a hole where the strike comes down or on the left rear under the console.

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THERE IS TWO SCREWS IN THE REAR OF THE TOP YOU HAVE IN THE PICTURE HERE REMOVE THOSE TWO SCREWS PULL CONTROL PANEL TOWARDS YOU AND PULL UP THERE ARE TWO METAL STRAPS ON EACH SIDE TAKE A SCREWDRIVER AND POP THESE OUT THERE IS A PLUG FOR THE LID SWITCH BEHIND THE CONTROL PANEL UNPLUG IT NOW PULL THE CABINET TOWARDS YOU AND IT WILL COME OFF! FLIP THE CABINET OVER AND YOU WILL FIND THE LID SWITCH

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SOURCE: replace lid switch

remove the screws on the control panel
pull the panel forward to unseat it then under it pop the clips that hold the top to the back of the washer the rest is self explanitive

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My rule of thumb: Take what you paid for the washer new and divide by number of years without repairs. That is your cost per year for the washer. If the repair will get you another year and is less than the number above do the repair. If you have done more than 2 major repairs in a year it is time to think new. eric

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This is a typical symptom of a lid switch problem. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (Part number 3949238).

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If this is a Kenmore top loader, the most common cause of the symptoms you describe is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, stopping after the wash cycle, failing to advance to the rinse cycle and no draining.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

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The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

If you have questions, need additional assistance, please post back with your model number (located on a nameplate along the wash tub opening under the washer lid), so I can provide you with better assistance. I hope this helps you.

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