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Lid switch for Kenmore washing machine

You advised me to check the lid switch...the mounts were broken...I have ordered a new switch. How do I get to it to replace it with the new one when it arrrives?

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The real trick to replacing the lid switch is accessing it. This involves removing the outer casing of the washer. The following link will explain how to do this:

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

If you have any problems along the way, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

PS Make sure you have the washer casing correctly aligned on the frame or the retaining clips will not insert properly. Good luck to you.

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