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Lid switch How to remove cabinet on Whirlpool LXR7144EQ1, so that I may re-attach lid switch that is loose and not making contact.

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  • debz212 Feb 03, 2009

    Wow, thanks Egraber for your response...it was very helpful.

    I called a local Applance Parts store for a replacement Lid switch...only to discover, when I got home, it was the wrong one.They are out of stock on the one I need. So, I'll need to wait about 4 days. My Lid Switch, broke away from the screws that attach it to the lid, as a temporary fiz, I tried hot gluing it together - didn't work. But, I have some heavy duty tape tape holding it together, but now I can not get those goldfish clips in place. Arrrrr!

    What's the secret???

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Depends usually whirlpools have hidden clips or very simple to find screws. Hopefully you just have the one with the screws. Look at the back of the consol on the very left and right side you will see screws they are long so you wil be unscrewing for a minute.once you get the screws out pull the consol toward you and up. let the consol rest on the back plate it will be fine.next make sure there is no power unplug washer. next you will see goldish looking clips get a screw driver and push down and out. this will release the whole cabinet.Pull the cabinet toward you. it may snag up on the hoses so if it does not come off easy see what is holding it up. let me know how this works

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • erica graber Feb 07, 2009

    make sure that you line the cabinet up correctly or the clips will not go back on right. if you have any more questions let me know

  • erica graber Feb 09, 2009

    i put the GOLDFISH clip in the back panel first then push down the clip into the cabinet.

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How to replace lid switch?


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Locate and remove the 2 screws that secure the console to the cabinet top. Tilt the console back, and remove the 2 gold clips, and disconnect the lid switch connector. Tilt the entire cabinet forward, and off of the base. The lid switch can now be replaced

Please check this links for some helpful information:-

http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/54-change-out-lid-switch.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5068624_fix-washing-machine-lid-switch.html

Please get back to us if you have further query or else please accept the solution.

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Sep 02, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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I HAVE A TOP LOADER WHIRLPOOL LXR7144EQ1. i HAVE TO PUSH DOWN ON THE LID AFTER CLOSING IT OR HAVE SOMETHING HEAVY ON TOP FOR IT TO CONTINUE TO WASH. WHATS THE PROBLEM?


It sounds like the lid switch, which senses when the lid is closed, needs adjusting. You will need to remove the top of the machine, locate the switch and move it closer to the lid actuator.

Jul 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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I have a Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II washer (MOD# GSQ9669LW0) The washer stopped, was full of water and will not restart on any cycle or settings.


This problem sounds like a broken lid switch. Power to the drive motor is routed to the lid switch and if the lid switch fails, the machine will fail work on any cycle. Verify this by bypassing the lid switch.

Disconnect power to the washer then remove the screws securing the console to the rear of the cabinet.
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Pull forward and up on the console and lay it back on the hinges.
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Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.
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Jump a wire between the outer terminals of the disconnected connector from the top of the cabinet then reconnect power. The problem is indeed the lid switch if the machine starts. Check the lid switch plunger and the lid switch attachment to the cabinet. It may not activate properly if the mounting is loose, re-tighten it. Replace the lid switch if the plunger is intact and and if it is mounted tightly and properly.

The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the slot in the cabinet.
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Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the base.
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Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.

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Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
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Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.

Reconnect the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure the console to complete the repair.

Jan 11, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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MODEL 110-24722300 KENMORE WASHER. LID SWITCH DOES NOT WORK AND HAS COME LOOSE. HOW DO I PUT IT BACK TOGETHER?


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-11024722300/0582/0153200?pathTaken=

and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet. See the Sears diagrams on the control panel and cabinet to see where / how the switch connects.

Nov 24, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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The washer filled up with water but wont turn on


This is a clear evidence of a broken lid switch. Power to the drive motor is routed through the lid switch. The machine, therefore, will not turn on when the lid switch is not working. Manually activate the lid switch and if still doesn't work, bypass the lid switch. Disconnect power then jump a wire between the outer terminals of the disconnected connector from the cabinet top then reconnect power. Replace the lid switch to address the problem if the machine works with the lid switch bypassed.

Release the console from the top of the cabinet depending on the model of your machine then pull forward and up on the console and lay it back on the hinges.
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Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.
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The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the slot in the cabinet.
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Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the base.
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Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.
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Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
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Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.

Reconnect the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure the console to complete the repair.


Nov 09, 2010 | Whirlpool LSN1000LW Top Load Washer

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Kenmore 70 Series will not Rinse or spin


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

One way to check if the Lid Switch is bad is to by-pass it.

See GURU JSROCK516 Description of how to remove cabinet and access the transmission. http://www.fixya.com/support/r699497-replacing_gearcase


Rather than removing the entire cabinet, just go through the process for removing the Console and up-plugging the lid switch.

Use a short piece of insulated wire and jumper the switch between the outer two contacts.

Lower the console and start the washer in the shortest cycle that you can.

After it fills part way, stop it and move the dial to the rinse cycle.

If it rinses and spins, the problem is in the switch which is basically held on by a couple of screws.

Of the washer still will not rinse or spin, the problem is likely in the timer.

Without knowing your model number, I couldn't tell you what a switch costs but it should be around $30.

If I'm correct in assuming that your model uses a switch with two screws, (check the Sears parts list for your washer under the Top and Cabinet category for the LID SWITCH) tightening the screws may solve your problem. The Diagram for the Top and Cabinet will show you where the screws connect.


Sep 24, 2009 | Kenmore 20722

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I have a model 20922990 the machine will not spin on the spin cycle. How do I acess the inside to see what is wrong. This problem just started today.


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"Begin by removing the cabinet. To remove the cabinet on this design machine. Locate two screws in the bottom front of the control panel. This panel is where you set controls.
Remove the two Phillips head screws and lift up and turn control panel backwards. It will hinge to an up position and stay there. Locate the two brass colored clips that hold the back of the washer to the cabinet. Remove by prying up with screwdriver. Unplug the wires going to the lid switch. Pull forward on the cabinet and the whole thing will disconnect from the base of washer and you can set it aside. After removing the cabinet, remove the motor and pump."

If the washer pump drains (and you hear the motor), the timer is directing power to the motor to reverse itself and spin the pump. (timer, motor and pump should be OK)

If you lift the lid, put it down again and the washer begins to spin, the problem is likely in the transmission "Neutral Drain Assembly".

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf

Found the part number for a kit (Whirlpool part number 388253 Neutral Assembly) for $15.00 and replaced the cams and gears.

In order to get the transmission out, you have to remove the cabinet, the fabric dispenser and both agitators. The top agitator uses a plastic 1/2" drive bolt. You don't have to remove the drum.

Lay the machine down (after disconnecting power and hoses, remove the pump (two clips), the motor (two screws hold two clips on the motor), lift and set the motor aside, remove two 1/2 inch bolts for the motor mounting plate and three 1/2 inch bolts for the transmission.

Sep 16, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Won't spin won't drain


Check your lid switch. It may be loose or not making good contact. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part number 3949247). For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

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

This is a simple and inexpensive repair. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.

Aug 05, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Kenmore 70 Series Washer


Most likely you need to replace the lid switch.
Open the lid and make sure the actuator that pushes the switch is still attached to the lid. Use a pen or screwdriver to depress the switch through the hole in the top of the cabinet, you should hear a click as the switch closes. I usually find that the switch has actually broken off from the cabinet and is hanging loose in the machine.
To replace the switch
Remove the screws that hold the console to the cabinet. Flip the console up and back like opening a car hood. unplug the wire connector for the lid switch. Pop out the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off the machine base. You can now replace the switch from inside the cabinet.
If you need further help, please post the complete model number from the washer so I can see exactly how your washer is set up.
Mike

Apr 11, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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WILL NOT SPIN


Lady Victoria, you are going to have to remove the cabinet to get to the lid switch. Remove the two screws from the back of the top consol and flip it up. Unplug the lid switch and remove the snap springs. The cabinet will now lift off and you can get at the lid switch. I will attach some helpful pics...Catriver..post back

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