This is the guy with the problem with the kenmore washer. I put a screw driver in the hole and worked. there are two screws that hold something under that hole and one screw is not in the hole. I was draining the water with the screw driver and then the part under the hole came lose. Do i have to take the whole thing apart or should i try the way it is. I;m scard that i will lose the screw. do you think i should try it anyways. let me know. thank you
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Ok their,those screws you see did screw into a plastic housing[lid switch] that now has cracked and the screws are bairly hanging on to the switch.now here goes...unplug you washer,and reach your hand in there,break or pull that switch up where you can work on it.you then can tape the lever in the run position[down]now thats if its not broken[the housing]now if you have done this your washer will not !!!!!!!!!!!! stop in spin cycle when you lift the lid.soooooooo if you or a child or wife put your arm in there while it was spinning[danger][will robinson] their have be cases of persons getting their arms torn off.sooooooooo,get a new switch and you dont have to worry.if you have small children they are curious and will play with the washer when you are not looking.i did at my home.anyway im there if need more help,email........God bless ,tom
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You need a set of "star keys" you can buy them at a auto parts store. I can't see the model number otherwise I could get you the part number for your lid lock. It is suppose to lock start to finish as you described it was doing. I'm a tech so can get you part number but only with a model number
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
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You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make model number) washer spares' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can order. Alternately you could try telephone directories for spares suppliers but I would think the former would be more successful.
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is the water still in the machine?if so check the lid switch,open the lid stick a screw driver in the hole where the strike slides into and put the timer on spin,does it spin when you push down the screw driver,if not lift the screw driver up and push it in,do you hear a clicking sound,if you do then the switch is good,if not the switch is bad,it's a safety,the factory doesn't want the machine to run with the lid up in the spin cycle,let me know what you find,also does the machine agitiate?
no don't touch the back at all.unplug it,then pop off the white end caps on the console and remove the two phillips screws,lift up the console,unplug the lid switch connection in the top middle and with a screw driver pop off the metal clips,just stick the screw driver in the hole and on top of the clip and just push towards the back wall and it will pop out,then open the lid and tilt the frame forwards and back at you and remove the hole outside frame.what problem are you having?let me know how you make out
if you look around the back side of the washer youll see 2-3 screw holes align the holes on the frame with the holes on the cover slide the cover to the front of the machine and insert and tighten the screws
yes, it's worth fixing,take out the two screws holding the top control panel,i think on your washer they are in the back of each side of panel,if not pop off the corner covers on the left and right side of panel and remove screws,top panel is on hindges,lift it up and there will be two metal clips,use a straight blade screw driver and stick it in the part of metal clip that's cliped into the top of washer and push back on screw driver and that will release the clip,put them down on a table the same way you took them out so you'll remember how to put them back in.unclip the lid switch wires,they are plugged in to the top of washer,now tilt the frame up and pull to you and you now can get at the lid switch.put it back together and you should be all set
Try putting a pen in the hole with the lid up. If it runs then there is a switch under the top of the machine. Ours just needs new screws put in the switch to hole it in place. My problem is trying to get the top of the machine off
This is the 2nd time I have this problem.
IF you look thry the drum to the back you should see 3 screw heads. Mine has one screw still in the hole and 2 empty holes.
This requires the drum to be removed (like take the drier apart). Behind the drum is Asmbly-shaft (ball hitch) (item 32 in the parts list). This what the 3 screws screw into.
I spent 2 days trying to put the screws in without removing the drum not possible (no way to hold the drum in place)
The first time I had to replace the drum because it wore the rim through.
I have to get 3 new screws and some thread locker.
I recommend that you check the screws every month, Use a long phillips screw drive