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My KitchenAid Superba top load washer lid switch assembly screw housing broke as the plastic snapped off from someone dropping the lid too often. I have found the replacement, but am unsure of how to replace it. I suspect I have to open the washer, but cannot find a repair manual for my machine. I have looked in the common places for the Model # and cannot find that either, but the part I found online matches the look of the piece that I have in my hand. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Model number should be on the tub opening at the base of the lid. check out this video and see if it helps you out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNRd04vwc4Y

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You can go to this web site and get on the phone help with your machine and with a picture and how to take it apart.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/Washer-Parts/index.aspx
Hope this helps if you still need asstance please reply to this post.

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