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Lid switch replacement

I am trying to replace the washing machine lid switch and can't figure out how to get the top of the washing machine to swing open to get access to the switch to replace it. What am I missing? Anyone who has replaced the switch, can you tell me how to gain access.

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  • byron_kehler Aug 07, 2009

    Unfortunately no, the washer is still unfixed. I have freed the lid in the front where it latches with the two clips, but it still will not lift up. It appears to catch on the assembly holding the dryer in place toward the back of the lid. There are plastic clips which attach the dryer to the lid, not sure what to do with them. Any help or suggestions would be welcomed. I am ready to call an service provider if I can't get more help. Good luck.

  • dlaifer475 May 11, 2010

    I have a similar problem - were you able to figure out how to open up the top of the washing machine to get access to the switch?

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Some washing machines have the bolts that hold the top down situated behind the front panel but you have to remove the panel to gain access.
There may be 3-4 screws at the bottom of the front panel, remove the screws and the panel should come out.
Hope this has helped

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

  • Harry Goodwin Jun 15, 2010

    On the bottom of the front panel there should be 3 screws holding the panel on, undo those screws and remove the panel, this should expose another 2 hex head bolts, 1 on the left, 1 on the right, undo both and remove, the front should tilt if you lift it at the front, you should have access to the switch now.
    Hope this helps, I had a Hoover 620 washing machine with this problem so that is what I am going off, yours may be a little different but I hope not too different for your sake.

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