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How to replace lid switch on Kenmore top loading washer, 23832

How does the top cover raise to get acess to lid switch assembly?

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  • kloch57 Jan 13, 2009

    Unfortunately that is incorrect. After researching the issue, I fopund the cabinet has to be removed, found it on Youtube. You pull the endcaps off control panel to expose the screws, remove them, open console, detach the lid switch, remove two cabinet brackets and the cabinet is easily removed. Replace the switch, reverse the procedure and you are done. Trying to take just top of cabinet off results in damage and a disfigured cabinet. Saw it would not work your way early in process, stopped and researched and found solution another way. Thanks for the help anyway.

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Just underneath the topcover approx. 2-4 inches from each outside edge there is a small clip. Push in on the clip one at a time while pulling up on the top. It will release.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • tnmatt Jan 14, 2009

    Than why did you ask on here? My bad, too lazy to search!

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