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How to install lid switch?

I did need a lid switch, and have ordered it...is this something I can install? What do I do first?

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Its an EASY fix , I can help , there should be 2 phillips screws on top of unit under lid holding the lid switch in place , unplug the unit and remove screws , the switch is now loose you should be able to grab it with your hand and pull it out to where you can see it , I recommend cutting the 2 wires going to it and using wire nuts to reconnect them to the new switch to make things easier. if you have any more probs. or questions please let me know.

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The problem is your lid switch. That "hole" you mention that you are putting a wedge in is where the lid switch is. It is activated by a small acuator on the washer lid that pushes down on the lid switch when the lid is closed.

If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.

If the switch is not activated by a lid strike, it will activated by a hinge actuator located next to either the left or right lid hinge. You will need to remove the operator console in order to access this type of switch.

If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

A new lid switch (if needed) can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please let me know. Please post back with a complete model number (located on a nameplate around the wash tub opening) with your questions, so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope this is helpful.

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You shouldn't have to use anything to push the lid switch to make the washer work. If your washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle or drain, the problem is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price. If you have questions, or my advice does not match your symptoms, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: You do not need to drain the wash tub in order to complete this repair. Once the lid switch has been replaced, the washer will drain normally. This may save you the need to bail.

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a lid switch problem. The lid switch is usually located on the right hand side under the cabinet. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the right side of the wash tub opening. Make sure the lid strike is still on the lid and intact, first. Then, check the mounting screws that hold the lid switch in place (two screws along the tub rim on the right hand side). Often all that is required is to tighten up the mounting screws and this will realign the lid switch where it can be properly activated by the lid strike.

If the lid switch is broken, you can find a replacement at searspartsdirect.com. If the model number you have this listed under is correct, just type it in the search menu at the Sears website. Type the model number in as follows : "110.1586400", or "110.1586200" to complete your search. A COMPLETE model number from the washer nameplate (located around the wash tub opening under the lid) would be more helpful. You can find the switch under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11. The lid strike is listed under the same heading as item number 20. If you do not wish to order online, take the part numbers provided by Sears and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These are common parts that most will carry in their store inventory. The following link explains how to replace the switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the lid switch is functioning properly, you may have something binding in the drain pump. The lid switch is an easier option to attempt first as it does not require you to drain the tub in order to repair. If the switch is not the problem, please post back and let me know. The drain pump is easy to replace, but will require some effort in getting the tub drained in order to install a new one.

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undo brass clips under control panel, NOTE* how the clips are installed
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lift cabinet slide forward and remove cabinet
turn cabinet upside down
lid switch is accessible

assemble in reverse order

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The same thing happened here. It turned out to be the lid switch. It can be accessed by taking off the back plate (behind the controls) by unscrewing three screws and two screw bolts -simple.

I removed the lid switch and tested it with an ohm meter - instructions are on this site. You should have continuity across machine-motor, as well as across machine -line. (These are labeled on the switch).

If you don't have a meter and you still want to see if that's the problem, after you have removed the lid switch, short the machine and line connectors, (you'll see these labeled on the lid switch so you'll be able to figure out which wires go with what) as well as shorting the machine and motor connectors. Both of these need to be shorted. That bypasses the switch and will activate the motor and controls.

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