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Need to raise the top of a Kenmore 110.20702 990 washer to get to the lid switch.

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SOURCE: replacing lid switch

someone, Im not finding that model number. Going by the first six digits Im assuming that this is a regular top loader and not an Oasis washer. If so, remove the end caps on the consol by pulling them off. Remove the screws under each end cap and flip the consol up. Unplug the lid switch connector and snap springs holding the cabinet on. The whole cabinet will pull forward and you can get at the lid switch. Check out the pics and post back...Catriver.

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

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SOURCE: need a diagram for a lid switch

Hello jafarrell
What is the exact model # ?
This was the part number!!


You said, you need a diagram of the Kenmore top loading washer, model 20432 lid switch.
This is a Kenmore part # you supplied, so here is where you can get it from Kenmore.


Part # 20432 lid switch as you supplied in our communications!.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrievePartActionHome!search.action?productGroup=N%2FA&partNumber=20432&pop=flush


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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

danromarris
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SOURCE: can't get top off kenmore washer model # 110 22852 100

No problem. What you want to do is this, remove the screws from the back panel first to remove that metal plate protecting the wires. Once off you need to take off the two covers on the sides of the control panel. There is one on each side, just pop them off. Once off you will see there is a screw under there holding the control panel in place. Remove the screws and that will lean back. Next take a flat head screw driver and put it under the lip of the lid on the front of the washer. I mean the lip that is about an inch down from the top on the front. Pry up and the whole lid will pop up. You will see the lid switch there held in by a screw, follow the wire to where it plugs in and unplug it and replace with the new one. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful to you. Always happy to help and good luck.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

marka19
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SOURCE: Replace "lid switch" on kenmore washer 110-20702-991

Go to www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the lid switch replacement.

Posted on May 12, 2010

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: kenmore washer model # 110

That is going to be your lid switch.
On this washer the pump is mounted on the motor. The motor goes in one direction for wash and the other for spin. The water gets expelled from the washer in the spin mode.
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Here is 4 videos a service manual and a brief description of how it all goes down:
How it works: Direct drive washer

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