Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer
There are numerous videos on Youtube which will show you step by step how to replace the lid switch. Just type "Kenmore Lid Switch Replacement" in the Youtube search box
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace lid switch
remove the screws on the control panel
pull the panel forward to unseat it then under it pop the clips that hold the top to the back of the washer the rest is self explanitive
Posted on May 29, 2009
SOURCE: Lid switch repair
you cant remove one with out the other but its not hard here's how first locate the two screws either on the front or back of the control panel back them out as far as you can pull the control panel slightly forward then fold it back its on hinges next locate the two gold clips on the washer body notice how they are positioned must go back same way pop them loose with a screw driver now unplug the connector to the lid switch and if you want to test it you can put a (jumper wire to bypass the lid switch) there then tilt the washer froward have a helper in the front to hold it replace the switch then reassemble don't for get my four boxes
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
You can check various appliance repair websites for self help manuals, or you can follow these steps:
First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. I believe your washer has release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. Or, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.
2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.
3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.
You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame. Just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job.
Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:
1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.
2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.
3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle and close the console.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions please let me know by posting comments.
Have you purchased a lid switch yet? Most major appliance repair centers carry them. The price is about $35. If you have not purchased one yet, let me know what your EXACT model number is (located on the rim of the wash tub opening under the lid) and I will locate a part number for you. I hope this information helps you.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
See the following Whirlpool Service Manual for the Cabrio.
This should help.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
The following link explains step-by-step how to repalce a lid switch on your washer:
I hope this information helps you. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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