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I can't figure out how to get the top component separated from the body of my Maytag pav3240. I'm attempting to gain access to the lid hinge screw, as the hinge is broken and needs to be replaced.

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The top will lift up but there are clips that you push in with a putty knif to release top 2-3in in from side

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How do I replace the lid switch?

This is completely dependent on what make and model washer you have. Some washers have a detachable top that is hinged at back and can be released at the front seam with two retaining clips that are gently pried up, or the front panel is removable to gain access to retaining screws at front of machine top. However, many other makes have screwed down tops that are accessible only from the inside of the body, these types generally have bodies that come off the machine in one piece, where they can be turned upside down to access the lid switches. It is very important to know what type you have, so the machine body isn't damaged while trying to access the part. If you have specific make and model number I can tell you exactly how to get to the switch.

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The cycle stops at final rinse and water is left in the drum.............until I cycle the knob and depress to activate.

tighten the hinge screws on the top left of the lid. If that doesn't get it started hit the top to engage the lid switch which is hooked into the left hinge on a whirlpool. if its a maytag, its in the center of the rear lid and you must remove the consoles rear to access the lid switch

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Need to open the top of a washer to access the lid on/off switch Does it open from the front or back?

Must be a direct drive model. What you do is remove the screws on the front of the controls and flip the controls up(they have hinges in the back) This washer is made for ease of maintenance. You do not have to move it to service it. The design was meant to be a back saving one.After flipping the top you unplug the lid swotch and pop the S-clips that retain the outer case to the frame. Tip the case body towards you and you can easily access the switch and other vital components like the pump, the motor, and the drive coupling. I have some repair photos: HERE

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Trying to remove the top of kenmore washer110.23832100

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Enter your model number (###.########) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Go to the section on the Sears site for the Top and Cabinet parts and you should see the Lid Switch.

Some models use End Caps on the console that pop off to gain access to screws. Remove the screws and pull forward and up on the console.

Other models use clips (no end caps) under the console.

See the section on the Control Panel and look at Item # 8. This is a clip that holds the control panel onto the cabinet.

If you un-plug the washer and slip a thin putty knife between the cabinet and control panel where the clip is, the clip should release allowing you to tilt the control panel back to gain access to the Lid Switch.

Also see the following for how to access the console and remove the cabinet.

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You should be able to remove / open the top control panel (rear top) screws and tip it out forward to gain access to the lid switch. Be careful of the small air line that goes to the pressure switch. If that comes unhooked your machine will over fill.

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Some washing machines have the bolts that hold the top down situated behind the front panel but you have to remove the panel to gain access.
There may be 3-4 screws at the bottom of the front panel, remove the screws and the panel should come out.
Hope this has helped

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Replace top loader lid hinge Maytag PAV 3240

Hello scottwbecket,
Not sure I have the right model for you but try this link to see if it provides exploded views of your washer ( as well as parts and electrical diagrams) If it is correct, you should able to see how the top is assembled and simply remove it. If not,you can plug in your real model number at this website and it should provde those details for you..


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on rear of console remove the 2 screws 1 on each corner..console lifts and rolls backif switch on right under lid remove clips on each side cabinet then lifts from back to front and lifts off if switch ic under left side of lid at rear make sure hinge scres are tight on left hinge and lid hinge is striking switch solid if not push hinge at curved section toward back of washer

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