I have discovered that the screw/bolt housing has broken on my lid switch for my top loading Kenmore washer. Thus, it hangs loose and does not operate correctly. As the screw/bolt housing is an intergal part of the lid switch assembly I will need to replace it.
To do this I will need to raise the top of my Kenmore top-load washer. Don't know how...
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Re: Need to replace lid switch to top load washer
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Thwere is a switch under the lid that will not spin the tub, if the lid is up. This may be bent or broken. Lift lid and shine a flashlight down the slot underneath the protrusion on the lid. you should e a'plank' across the hole. No plank the swithch or the ;Plank" is broken. Most likely the plank, or actuator.needs replaced.
To replace , and or check the actuator, you have to remove the top of the machine. On a Kenmore here are 2 screws at the top back of the washer thaqt hold down 2 metal plates that go up to the back of the control panel. When the screws and plates are removed you can pry up the top of the washer with a stout screwdriver. after removing the top you can un screw the safety inlerlock, that's what I call it, and check for the bent/broken actuator or broken switch. If all looks okay then you need to take an ohm meter and check for continuity through the switch. Place one test lead at each end of the switch, removing and marking the wires on the switch. Press the actuator and you should see less than 5 ohms on the meter, if that is okay, then it gets more involved.
Good day, There are 3 different style lid switches used on Whirlpool/Kenmore washers. You have to break down the unit to determine which one you use. Any appliance parts house will carry what you need. Here is an excellent tutorial.
depends some modles have 2 clips under the front left and right you stick your putty knife in there and pull the console up, also there could be end caps get a screw driver and pop them off then there will be 2 screws remove them. Then some models have 2 screws directly behing the consol remove them pull consol forward and up. Once you have got the consol situated there are 2 copper brakets push down and out with your screw driver this will release the cabinet soyou can replace the lid switch
you have poor contact with the left lid hinge and the lid switch.1st open the lid and check the 2 phillips head screws on the left side of the hinge.if they are loose tighten them and try mach.if the screws are tight,the lid switch might need to be replaced or adjusted.there will be 1 screw in each corner of the back of the console facing down.remove and flip console up,if there are no screws,take a putty knife and slide under front left and right corner of console and flip console up.the lid switch will be on left.if it is not broken out of socket,adjust hinge bar underneath switch by removing switch and bending silver bar up SLIGHTLY
You can replace the switch, it appears, without lifting the lid. I've ordered the repair manual (LIT4314044) but I can feel the connector and wires. It appears that the lid switch can be replaced without taking anything apart. There does appear to be a screw on the back that holds the ground in place.
The lid switch can cause this problem. try pushing the lid toward the rear of the machine and see if it starts running. Also check the screws holding the hinge on the left side to make sure they are tight.