Question about Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load Washer
I have a whirlpool cabrio washer model #WTW6400SW1. The plastic piece on the lid lock broke and I opened the top and removed the latch housing and opened the latch housing to fix the plastic piece. when I opened the housing, two identical pieces of metal fell out and I do not know where they go when putting it back together. They are about one inch in length and have a 90% bend at one end. Any ideas?
Yeah, I would say that your lid switch came apart. Seems to be a common problem with lid switches made out of plastic. I think that it comes from people placing heavy things on top of the washer. Like themselves during the spin cycle. And it puts too much pressure on the switch making it come apart.
I go to repairclinic.com a lot with model numbers to find manufacturer part numbers. Then take that number and plug it into ebay. For this model I found W10059230 to be the part number. Found a lot of listing on ebay for really good prices. Amazon is another good source for parts for low prices.
As for putting the switch back together there is no way to do so and it work correctly. It will need to be replaced.
Youtube videos is another good source on how to do things. People have been nice enough to post hands on videos of a lot of different things. Great learning source.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I believe you are talking about the lid switch. To replace follow these steps: 1. UNPLUG the machine first. 2. Remove the console. You will have one of two types of consoles with two separate methods of removal. a. The first type is a matter of removing the two end caps of the console by lifting up on the end cap from back behind the console and pulling towards you. The cap should just pop off. There will be a groove present on the top rear that you can gently pry with a screwdriver if you can't remove by hand. You will need to remove the philips screw under the end caps and the console will lift up. Be careful not to break the plastic hinges that hold the console in place. You can lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel in a resting position. b. The second type of console (usually found on some of the newer models) has a retaining clip under each end cap at the front corners. You will need to carefully slide a putty knife between the end cap and top of the machine from the front. Push in to release the retaining clip and lift up. This may be a little tricky trying to get both ends to release together. The console lifts up in the same manner as described before. Again, be careful not to break the plastic hinges that hold the console on. 3. You will find two brass colored clips under the console. Place a flat blade screwdriver in the clip groove on the washer top and push away from you. This will release the retaining clip that holds the case to the back of the machine. Remember how they came off, because you will need to put them back in. 4. Disconnect the lid switch plug from the connector. This is a white plug that is mounted physically to the washer top casing. 5. Lift the lid and place one hand under the front rim of the casing and pull up from the rear towards you. The entire casing should lift off the frame. 6. The lid switch is located on the right side of the machine in most washers. Some are located in the back on the left hand side. In either case they are fairly simple to remove. There should be a couple of mounting screws and a ground wire to remove first. Then the switch (with harness) should come off. You will need to carefully remove the connector from the casing by using a small screwdriver to release the tabs holding it in. 7. The new switch will install using the reverse order of the steps I just mentioned. 8. Placing the case back on the frame can be tricky. Lift the lid again and place one hand under the front rim of the casing. Looking down through the lid, place the front of the casing UNDER the frame first and slowly lower the rest to the back. There are two cleats on the frame that must line up with two holes in the casing. Once the casing lines back up on the frame, set it down all the way and pull the back up to meet the casing so you can place the brass retaining clips back in. Place the clips in the groove on the back first, then push down until they snap back into the hole on the washer casing top. You may have to use a little effort to get them back in. 9. Reinstall the console. I know this seems like a lot, but it should help you replace the switch. Getting the machine case to line back up is the hardest part of the procedure, but you can do it if you take your time. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Posted on Jul 17, 2007
If the piece is jammed (locked) in the door latch assembly, there is a manual release that you can use to open the door latch to see if the piece will come from free. The following link advises:
This may require two people. One to pull on the manual release, while the other works on retrieving the broken piece from the door latch.
Another method may be to remove the door latch assembly so you can easily manipulate it outside the machine. This link explains how to remove the door latch assembly:
Now...if the piece is jammed too far inside the door latch assembly, a last resort would be to replace the latch. I hope it does not come to that, but it may be a last resort. The link provided will give you all the necessary steps to complete this repair, if required.
I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
here's the part number for the replacement 8182233, thinking it may come as a 3 pack , if they're not broken no need to replace. but the new one will simply slide in and with a click forward lock into place. they also come shipped with a screw to secure. in order to install screw you'll need to remove the top of the washer(3 screws across the back of the top assy and slides back and off. then you'll see the top of the tub area, a small black hose will run from the white box to the left to directly top of the tub assy. remove ethe hose from the tub and spin the inner drum to the correct position, they screw hole will line up through the opening, re-secure the hose to the tub and your in!
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
SOURCE: opening top of cabinet
you have to use a putty knife. It is a pain in the neck. there are two clips where the top of the cabinet is there is a slot you can see the clip if you use a flashlight push theputty knife in and pull up. Then do the other side. They are directly in the frontt of the unit
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
This problem is commonly attributed to a loose or broken lid switch.
If your washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle or drain, the problem is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually 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. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:
If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.
If you have any questions about this repair, or if you need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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