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Hi, The easiest way to replace the lid switch (if this is the reight model) is to remove the two screws holding the lid switch and pull the lid switch out so that you can splice the wires to the new switch. If you want to replace switch with the harness complete, here is how to remove the cabinet
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them.
Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside. Now you will be able to get to the switch and replace it.
Plase let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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