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Kenmore washer. 4564191

The washer just will not move to the last stage. ( draining ) It does everything else ( cycles ) wash & rinse. Not to put any presure on but I have a new born with a spill diper. I would pay but funds are not there.

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    salon_cougar Jan 09, 2009

    I just need to know how to change the lid switch?

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    salon_cougar Jan 12, 2009

    thank you soooo much and god bless you and the family. take care

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Ok it will not drain or spin! thats going to be the lid switch.if you look where the lid meets the washer body there is a small hole.under that hole is the switch i am speaking of.it should be tight up against that hole from underneath,also on the lid the actuator,the pice that goes into the hole should not be broken.to repair is another story.the eazy for now way might be stick somthing in the hole so the switch will make contact.but that works only if switch not to badley broken.other wise would need new switch and have to take off washer shell[cabinet]to install new switch.i know times are tight,for me too.i wish i could fix for you.but you know,distance..........anyway if you had some one i could instruct i would be happy to .God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 09, 2009

    i did just write a note on this if you want to change switch thats best.the timer console ,after removing two screws flips up then undo the lid switch connector and take a screw driver place tip in the front of those brassie looking clamps on each side of cabinet and push back,they will then pop out and then lift cabinet towards you tiping the top back towards you.let that cabinet go to the floor[laying on its belly,and then replace switch.then reverse putting back together.clue........when pushing cabinet back aginest the back of the washer.on the bottem back of cabinet there are two holes that go on to two tabs that are on the floor part of the frame in the back.they give the cabinet somthing to hold on too.if you need further help just call,,may God bless you with your child,i have 6 and he bless me. tom

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