I had to replace the lid latch on my Whirlpool LTE5243D washer/dryer. I was able to remove the console panel and make the repair but I can't get the panel back in. There are two console latches on the ends that move up and down with a spring. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Console panel won't go back in
The lip of the front slides under the base and sits on two tabs on the base. Ease the case forward and make sure the plastic tub hose is not pinching or you will get overflow. Plug the lid switch in and snap down the S clips.
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To gain access to the washer components, the front panel between washer and dryer must be removed first. Remove the two top screws securing thethis panel to the unit.Tilt the transition panel down and pull itstraight out.Remove the two screws located behind the washer top.Pull the washer top forward to disengage the top locks. Disconnect the washer lid switch harness. Lift the washer top off the unit.Remove the two screws from inside the top of the washer front panel.Lift up on the front panel to release the catches near the bottom of the panel andremove the front panel.
Hello, On that stack washer/dryer the wayto get to lid switch is remove diagonal panel between washer and control panel in the back of washer top will either be 2 brass colored clips or in the very back egde of top will be 2 5/16th inch hexhead screws for clips place a small screwdriver in front of that clip and pop clips off and slide top forward for the screws remove screws from behind top in the left/right corner..pull top forward a bit and lift up a little the plug for the lid switch will be in front right side..squeeze the release for that plug,unplug swicth plug then remove top
in both cases lid switch asm. will be on right side of top on the underpart of it
The only way to turn the signal off, is to remove the operator console, locate the signal (buzzer) module and disconnect the wire(s). The buzzer is listed as item 32 under the "Washer/Dryer Control Panel" parts listing:
CAUTION: If you choose this option, make sure you UNPLUG the washer/dryer before servicing anything inside. If you disconnect any wires, make sure you cover them with heat shrink or electrical tape to keep them from coming into contact with anything else.
The washer and dryer use a common power source, but the rest of the functions operate independently of each other. You can safely run both units at the same time.
If need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
To replace the lid switch in a
Whirlpool-built direct drive washer you’ll need to open it up. This washer use
plastic end caps to cover the console screws. Just remove the console end caps
and the console retaining screws are right there. Once you've removed the
console screws, flip the entire control console up and back to reveal the
cabinet retaining braces. After the cabinet is pulled back from washer you’ll
be able to see the lid switch. You can inspect whether the lid switch is
disconnected or burnt, use a multimeter to check the continuity of the lid
whirlpool washers have a drive coupling in between the motor and the transmission to replace this remove the top and disconnect the lid switch set it aside remove the front panel then remove the 2 clips that hold the pump on then push it out of the way then remove the 2 screws that hold the motor clamps on and then remove the upper and lower motor clamps remove the motor then replace the three piece "motor coupling" one piece goes on the motor the other three pronged plastic piece goes on the transmission and the rubber isolator goes between them and now just put every thing back together
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
take down the front acess panel that divides the washer from the dryer in front,,,but if you can get behind it theres a green metal clip on the rright and left ,right behind the back of the top remove those two screws than slide forward ,,remove lid switch connection on front left hand corner...its off,,,att; always unplug first
first unplug unit..remove front panel 2 screws..under the bottom side of timer console there is 2 pin or scews on each side pull down firmly,or if screws untighen slowly...just let console hang..now you can see the 2 screws holding bottom of front panel door.remove theses 2 screws..now step up on stool remove the 3 screws across the front top of unit,,theses screws are facing the ceiling..now remove door switch connection.remove front ,,you about there if belt has pop remove,if you have to replace a damaged belt..take your right hand and go though machine unit you fell the idler wheel on right side back pull down and take belt of idler wheel and motor pully at the same time ,,if you cant get ittake you left hand and help from the left side..to put back just reverse,,always unplug..
the pump is directly connected to the motor. the dryer section must be removed. next the washer console must be removed. next the top comes off. next the side front and side come off as one piece. it unbolts from the bottom and back plates.