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How do you replace lid switch?

How do I open machine to get to the area where new lid switch plugs in?

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Crispy, the whole cabinet will lift off, I will attach a diagram, the only difference is your model will have the consol screws in back...Catriver, post back.

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Your problem is more likely a broken lid switch. To test for this, lift the washer cover and look for a small hole in the washer top where the cover was. Push a toothpick gently into the hole and press the piece of plastic you see in the hole downward and listen for a soft clicking sound. If you don't hear a click or the plastic tab is not in the hole replace the lid switch.

Unplug the washer. Check the actuator on the lid that operates the lid switch to see if broken. Open the console of the washer. After removing the screws, the console will lift up and hinge back. Disconnect the plug going to the lid switch. Picture. Check the lid switch [lid closed] with an ohm meter from the wire plug-in leading to the switch. If no continuity, replace the lid switch. You will need to remove the cabinet to replace the switch. There are only a couple screws holding the lid switch assembly and a ground wire connection to the cabinet. Reassemble the washer and test the operation.

Unplug washer, remove the two console screws and tilt console back, remove cabinet clips, unlock lid switch block and then remove the cabinet. Remove the lid switch mounting screws, disconnect ground wire and remove lid switch assembly. Compare old switch to the new one. If the plastic sleeve of the new switch is longer, break off at the score mark. Pull wire partially out of sleeve before shortening sleeve. If the sleeve had to be shortened, the wires must be looped to take up the excess wire. Use supplied wire tie from the new kit. Install new switch assembly. New lid switch

Pay VERY close attention to assembling case back onto base so that sides engage tabs in base.



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check the lid switch sometimes it breaks possible in a off balance load push opening under lid where striker will depress if nothing when you push through the opening put you hand in that area it may be hanging loose just use your fingers to push down then replace the lid switch

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Hi, check your fuse or circuit breaker in your house panel, check make sure there's power in your washer receptacle,(outlet,socket). if there's power in washer receptacle, check machine lid switch first, lift (open) top of machine, look under area covered by lid, switch should be located there, you did not say what model or make of machine, i could be more accurate in helping you find lid switch. check lid switch first, if lid switch o/k, you will have to make more checks, check for breakage, damages machine plug, check from plug all the way to where it is connected inside of machine, check your timer, any printed circuit boards , check machine water level switches, and all other switches, until you find (faulty one) problem, also check motor, and motor capacitor. if you have to reach that far. but first check simple, basic things, make sure power to machine, check lid switch., always remember, disconnect power before doing any repairs, let me know what happened., you can empty your machine by lowering drain hose close to floor. by gravity, use bucket, or something to collect water from machine.. good luck.

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I would recommend you replace the lid switch rather than by-passing it. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

The lid switch is a safety feature that is to protect the consumer from the high speed rotation of the wash tub and the agitator. If you by-pass it, you will need to push in the timer PRIOR to opening the lid in order for the tub to stop. I would recommend by-passing as a last resort (temporary repair) while awaiting a new switch.

To by-pass a lid switch, follow the steps in the link provided to open the console. Make sure the washer is UNPLUGGED. Locate the white lid switch connector and unplug it. Remove the washer exterior case and remove the lid switch from under the washer casing. With the lid switch in your hand, cut the connector plug off, leaving about 2 inches of wire. Remove the green (center wire) from the plug and crimp the two black wires together. You have just made yourself a by-pass plug. Plug this back into the connector on the timer and the washer will now operate without the lid switch.

As I stated before, you will need to push in the timer prior to opening the lid to stop the tub. You can save the plug for future use, but use only as a temporary fix.

Replacement switches are available at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, repairclinic.com, and pcappliancerepair.com. They don't cost much and I provided you with easy instructions to follow.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Washing machine will not drain or spin.


HELLO: YES THE LID SWITCH IS BAD. TO REPLACE THE LID SWITCH YOU MUST REMOVE THE COVER ON THE MACHINE. FIRST REMOVE THE TWO PHILLIPS SCREWS FROM THE CONTROL CENTER ON TOP BACK OF MACHINE . TILT BACK THE TIMER AND CONTROL CENTER GENTLY. THERE ARE TWO FUNNY LOOKING LID RETAINER SPRINGS THAT HOLD THE ENTIRE THREE SIDES OF THE MACHINE TOGETHER REMOVE THESE WITH A FLAT BLADE SCREW DRIVER. REMOVE THE POWER PLUG FROM THE WASHER UNDER TOP. SLIDE COVER OFF MACHINE THEN REMOVE THE TWO PHILLLIPS SCREWS FROM THE LID SWITCH ASSY. UNPLUG SWITCH FROM COVER AND REPLACE WITH NEW UNIT . THERE IS ALSO ONE GROUND SCREW 5/16 THAT WILL COME OFF FROM UNDER NEATH THE COVER. THIS SOUNDS A LITTLE COMPLICATED BUT THE WHOLE PROCEDURE CAN BE DONE IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES. THANKS FROM RUSTY AT RVANS@NETZERO.NET

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You have a lid switch problem.
check for junk plugging up the area of the lid switch.
It needs to move both to the contact position(when door is closed)and to the non contact position(when door is open).
Also, the switch may be bad, or the wires going to it may have been cut by the drum because sometimes these wires are not fastened good enough and are able to contact the drum.
Anyway, the switch is just like turning a wall light switch on and off.
There may be an actuator on the door that presses against the switch, that could be missing(fallen off/broken off).

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