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I need to replace the lid limit switch. How do I

I need to replace the lid limit switch. How do I get into the body of the machine?

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  • jbrown038 Jul 27, 2009

    While I was able to complete the installation without removing the cabinet, I would have never guessed it came off as yo9u show. In the future it will be very helpful.



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To replace the Lid Switch first unplug the washer. Then Open the console of the washer. After removing the screws, the console will lift up and hinge back. Disconnect the plug going to the lid switch. Picture. For replacing the lid switch you will need to remove the cabinet. There are only a couple screws holding the lid switch assembly and a ground wire connection to the cabinet. Reassemble the washer and test the operation.

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I have a manual and some more videos HERE

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