I need to change the lid switch, and I can't figure out how to get the top off. I tried taking the back apart with no help. I tipped the unit on its front and looked up from the bottom and didn't see anything obvious. I'm sure it's something stupid I'm missing, but I could use some help!
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Re: kemore 70 series washer model #110.26722690
Hello jmaigler. Your problem is listed under generic problems for Kenmore 70 series model# 110.26722690 Dishwasher. From your efforts this don't sound like a dishwasher door. The efforts you have listed describes a clothes dryer. If my assumption is correct place a clothe over the top corner and stick a screwdriver in the crack to pri it open from the snap lock studs in the outside corners. Was I right about the dryer?
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Check door switch: If
the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open
let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should begin draining.
Release switch. Motor should stop. Press
switch a second time. Washer should
start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on while lid
switch is pressed, replace the switch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY Click if helped.
You need to replace the lid switch. This is located under the case. you have to take the case off to change this part. This is done by taking the 2 screws out of the front of the control panel. Then flip the panel back and remove the 2 brass clips that hold on the case. Then you can remove the whole washer case to get acces to the lid switch. This is a very common problem and an easy problem to fix.
This is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. If your model number is correct, the lid switch for your washer is located under the right hand side of the washer casing along the wash tub rim. The switch is activated by a small plastic piece on the washer lid (called a "lid strike") through a small hole. The switch contacts close when you shut the lid. In many cases, the lid switch either comes loose, or the lid strike breaks off. In both cases, the washer will exhibit the symptoms you describe.
Open and close the washer lid and listen for a distinctive "clicking" sound as the switch contacts close. If you cannot hear the switch, make sure the lid strike is intact and the mounting screws for the lid switch (located around the wash tub opening on the casing) are tight. Sometimes, all it takes is to tighten the lid switch screws to realign it with the lid strike. If the switch is defective, or the strike is missing, parts can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number, which can be found on a nameplate under the washer lid. The lid switch and lid strike will be listed under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. Other sites that offer competitive pricing are repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com. If you require instructions on how to replace the switch, you may use the following link:
The lid switch must close for the washer to spin. I've seen a lot of these break where it's mounted to the top. You may still be able to reach under the top to grab the switch to close it and get it to drain. You'll almost certainly need to replace the lid switch.
The model number should be located around the tub opening somewhere. The part you are describing sounds like the lid strike and/or lid switch. If you can doublecheck and provide me with a model number, I can locate the parts for you. If you wish to repair this yourself I have step-by-step instructions at the following link:
The lid switch usually costs about $25, while the lid strike costs about $10. A repair of about $35 may change your mind about buying a new one. I hope this helps you. Post back if you have further questions, or need more assistance.
Most likely you need to replace the lid switch. Open the lid and make sure the actuator that pushes the switch is still attached to the lid. Use a pen or screwdriver to depress the switch through the hole in the top of the cabinet, you should hear a click as the switch closes. I usually find that the switch has actually broken off from the cabinet and is hanging loose in the machine. To replace the switch Remove the screws that hold the console to the cabinet. Flip the console up and back like opening a car hood. unplug the wire connector for the lid switch. Pop out the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off the machine base. You can now replace the switch from inside the cabinet. If you need further help, please post the complete model number from the washer so I can see exactly how your washer is set up. Mike
I am assuming there is no noise coming from the machine, if not check the lid switch. open the lid and look for a small slot in the top of the washer. With the washer set to run, press down on the slot with a screwdriver or something (make sure everything is clear from the tub) see if there is a clicking sound when you push down. If the machine starts you need a depressor piece on the door. if there is no clicking sound you may need something else. lets start with the simplest, like the door switch and go from there.
i have a kenmore 70 series washer model 10020722990
it will fill with water but will not wash. if you put it on spin the water will drain but it will not spin. it sounds like the motor turning. is it a clutch that has broken.