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Lid switch assembly

THE LID SWITCH ASSEMBLY FELL APART WHEN I CHECKED THE SWITCH. I JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW IT GOES BACK TOGETHER. THANK YOU ROB. ALMOST FORGOT ITS A KENMORE WASHER. MODEL# 110.81661100 ITS A OLD MACHINE, AROUND 30 YEARS OR SO.

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Go to www.searspartsdirect.com for a picture of this units lid switch.it doesnt show it very well, but it will give you an idea of how it goes back together.
what you need to do is put the lever around the switch first, then put the plastic box on the switch and arm. then carefully hold the assembly together and try to get it under the top and put the 2 screws back into the housing holes.
it sounds simple but i have done this before and its not easy. you just need to be careful to get the screws into the mounts correctly or it wont hold together to allow the switch to activate when the lid is closed.
by the way was there a reason you took the switch off??
maybe because it wont spin?
by the way this unit is not 30 years old, maybe 20 at the most.
the drive couplings are a weak spot for these and you may have a broken one. it wont spin or agitate but will drain if this is broken.

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