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How do you replace a kenmore 70 series lid switch?

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SORRY BUT U HAVE TO REMOVE THE WHOLE BODY CABINET, IT COMES OUT AND PULLS FORWARD AFTER REMOVING SIDE PANELS AND 2 SCREWS AND 2 CLIPS

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series lid switch

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 loosned, 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.

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

mikedurland
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SOURCE: Accessing and replacing the lid

  • unplug the washer
  • depending on its age this description should be accurate.
  •  lift the lid and you should see 2 screws on the right of the tub. 
  • these are the screws that hold the lid switch assembly.
  •  you can reach between the case and tub to get it out.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series washer

Does it hum or click? If it clicks your coupler is out or a hum could be a faulted gearcase.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: how to take the top off of a kenmore 70 series

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Posted on Mar 24, 2009

jsrock516
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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series lid switch

The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If the switch DOES require replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com or appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All three sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all three for the best price. If you still need assistance, please contact me and let me know. If my diagnosis is not correct, please post back and elaborate a bit more so I can assist you further. If your washer is not configured this way, or if you still have questions, please let me know.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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