Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
This problem is commonly attributed to a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.
A replacement lid switch can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $25. The part number is 3949238. Just use the "Search by Model Number" feature when you go to the site. If you do not wish to order on line, take the part number provided to your nearest appliance parts retailer. This is a very common part that they should have in their inventory. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, you can refer to this link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch If you still need assistance, please contact me and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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