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Lid switch assembly is broken.

How do I replace it? Does the top of the machine lift up? How do I remove the back panel to plug the new one in?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    need instr. on lid removal whirlpool

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    My washer will not rinse or spin and the lid switch is broken. How can i repair it myself


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Sometimes the lid switch is held by two little screws right inside the top, they should be visible. Don't drop the wires, and you will be able to put the new one right on. If you have to open the top, try pushing a putty knife in the gap at the top front corners. That should release the spring catch, and you can then raise the top.

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First slide a putty knife between the console and the top on both the left and right side. What you are trying to do is push a metal clip back so that the console can be lifted from the front and tilted up. This is the part to be careful so that you don't bread the plastic clips in the back.

After you have the console up, disconnect the lid switch harness to the top and there are two metal clips holding the top to the back panel. With a flat-head screw driver remove the clips.

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How to remove washer top for broken lid switch access

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lid removal ? may i suggest you first remove the rear panel then you may find the top panel was held in place by the top securing screws holding rear panel ? you may have to slide top panel rearwards a little to clear from front then lift off ? careful of wires to plug/switch hope this helps ?

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You don't have to remove the washer top. Use a putty knife to push the tabs in on the left and right side, about two inches from the sides, at the top seam of the front panel. Front panel pulls forward and lifts off bottom pegs. Lid switch has a tab you need to push toward the center of the switch (its on the back side of the switch) which will allow the switch to push up. twist the switch and pass it back down through the washer top.

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