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How to replace lid switch assembly #3949247 for a Whirlpool Washe

How do I replace lid switch assembly #3949247 for a Whirlpool Washer?

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  • tonia Aug 08, 2013

    I replaced the lid switch assembly thats didnt what else can it be?



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We just bypass them,unless your going to stick your hand in there during spin cycle,-unplug washer,remove the 2 head screws 1 on each side of the head,flip the head up,you will see the lid switch jack in the middle of the top of washer, unplug it,cut the 2 outside wires and wire nut them together,plug back in,put the head back,plug in washer and your done,this way it cost you nothing to fix,the other way would be around $40,let me know how you do-mike

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Where is the switch located

open the lid on the right side you will find 2 screws the part you need is 3949247

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3949247 is the actual part number for that lid switch, and you won't find a blow out of the thing taken apart because its a molded part and not designed to come apart/

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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today. The lid switch failed you need a new lid switch part number 3949247 this link has the part and a video how to change it
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Regarding a Roper top-loading washer, model #RAX4232KQ0: the interlock mechanism that controls power cutoff during the spin cycle only seems to be broken/defective. It interacts with the lid of the...

The part you are talking about is called the lid switch. The following link explains step-by-step how to replace one:

Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool and uses Whirlpool parts, so these instructions do apply. The part number is 3949247 and can be found at for about $23.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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How does a person take off the top part of the washer to access the lid switch assembly? It is a Whirlpool LXR7244JQ0 washer?

If you are talking about removing the outside washer casing, the following link explains the steps necessary to replace a lid switch:

If you have not purchased a replacement switch, you can do so at Just type in the model number you provided and look for item number 9 (part number 3949247) under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. This is a very simple repair job if you follow the step-by-step instructions. If you require addditional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

PS For a cost comparison, you can also try to see if they carry the switch for less. Use the part number provided.

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Wont spin or 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 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:

You can by-pass the lid switch to drain the water by performing the following:

1. Unplug the washer and remove the console and case.
2. Unplug the lid switch connector from the timer and remove the entire lid switch assembly from under the washer case.
3. With the old lid switch assembly in hand, cut the square white connector plug off the end leaving about 2 to 3 inches of wire.
4. Clip the middle wire (green, or green and yellow) flush leaving the two black wires. Strip the wire ends and twist together using a wire nut or wire crimp. You have now made yourself a by-pass plug.
5. Plug the by-pass into the lid switch receptacle on the timer and place washer case back in place.
6. Plug unit back in and move the selector know to the final spin cylce. Pull the start knob and the washer should begin to drain.

It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT run the washer for exended periods of time with the lid switch by-passed as this is a designed safety feature of the washer. And, for your own safety, do not run the washer with the exterior case removed.

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

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