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Whirlpool washer trying to replace lid switch

Help needed! cant see the switch on the lid is it inside somewhere and how do you do it?? says on the new packet that it is an easy task to change it??? help please

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There are 2 screws on the back of the console. one on each side facing downward. Remove them and pull the console forward and lift. Under the console you will see 2 brass looking clips on both sides going into the cabinet. Take a screwdriver and pop these out of the cabinet. Unplug the lid switch from the cabinet. Pulling the cabinet forward from thr top, the whole cabinet will come off exposing your lid switch. Reverse steps to assemble

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