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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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