Question about Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Lid activator switch is broken. How do I remove the top of the machine to access this. prying up at the corners doesn't work, I can see little screws in there, but would be difficult to access...

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,937 Answers

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Look in the component section for cabinet and/or control panel.

Following is a description of how to remove the cabinet on Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive washers.

ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTION OF REMOVING CABINET THRU TRANSMISSION.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137


Posted on Oct 04, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replace lid switch


Unplug machine. Locate switch. Usually 2 screws to remove it. If not pry up left &right front corners of top. Lift it up for access. Should hinge on back.

Apr 03, 2012 | Washing Machines

Tip

Whirlpool kenmore direct drive washers no spin or drain. Lid switch replacement...


Here are some step by step instructions, They seem daunting, but what do you have to loose by trying yourself?

Depending on your model there are a couple different varieties, but the most common one was a switch activated by a plunger on the side of the lid. See if you can see the plunger and look for the corresponding hole that it would go into on the top, and there is your lid switch. The purpose of the switch is to stop the tub from spinning when you open the lid during spin cycle. Broken switch equates to no spin or drain however even with the lid closed.
Here are some basic instructions:

Accessing this part requires you to first flip up the control panel by: Removing two phillips head screws in the front bottom corners of the control panel, or the rear lower corners of the control panel.
*NOTE for some Kenmore models it may be necessary to remove the endcap covers to expose the screws on the front of the console*
The most recent designs have spring clips under the left and right sides of the control panel that need to be depressed with a putty knife to release them. Pull the panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.

Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it (all the rest of the wires will route behind the top of the machine, between the top and the rear panel).
Now using a flat blade screwdriver pry the front of the two brass colored clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the inside of the cabinet where the lid switch is mounted and the wires are routed.

Good luck to you!!

on Jul 09, 2010 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer won't drain


Check your lid switch.. If it stops at the spin cycle and will not drain or spin, it is possible that the switch is broken. There is a small tab on the lid that activated the lid switch lever..

See if you can see the plunger and look for the corresponding hole that it would go into on the top, and there is your lid switch. The purpose of the switch is to stop the tub from spinning when you open the lid during spin cycle. Broken switch equates to no spin or drain however even with the lid closed.
Here are some basic instructions:

Accessing this part requires you to first flip up the control panel by: Removing two phillips head screws in the front bottom corners of the control panel, or the rear lower corners of the control panel.
*NOTE for some Kenmore models it may be necessary to remove the endcap covers to expose the screws on the front of the console*
The most recent designs have spring clips under the left and right sides of the control panel that need to be depressed with a putty knife to release them. Pull the panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.

Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it (all the rest of the wires will route behind the top of the machine, between the top and the rear panel).
Now using a flat blade screwdriver pry the front of the two brass colored clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the inside of the cabinet where the lid switch is mounted and the wires are routed.

Good luck to you!!

Aug 14, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

I overloaded my washing machine, now the spin cycle will not work any thing i can do to fix it myself?


Sounds like your lid switch is broken if it will not spin or drain out..

Here are some step by step instructions, They seem daunting, but what do you have to loose by trying yourself?

Depending on your model there are a couple different varieties, but the most common one was a switch activated by a plunger on the side of the lid. See if you can see the plunger and look for the corresponding hole that it would go into on the top, and there is your lid switch. The purpose of the switch is to stop the tub from spinning when you open the lid during spin cycle. Broken switch equates to no spin or drain however even with the lid closed.
Here are some basic instructions:

Accessing this part requires you to first flip up the control panel by: Removing two phillips head screws in the front bottom corners of the control panel, or the rear lower corners of the control panel.
*NOTE for some Kenmore models it may be necessary to remove the endcap covers to expose the screws on the front of the console*
The most recent designs have spring clips under the left and right sides of the control panel that need to be depressed with a putty knife to release them. Pull the panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.

Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it (all the rest of the wires will route behind the top of the machine, between the top and the rear panel).
Now using a flat blade screwdriver pry the front of the two brass colored clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the inside of the cabinet where the lid switch is mounted and the wires are routed.

Good luck to you!!

Aug 14, 2010 | Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Water won't drain. the washer has worked fine for 7 years


Sounds like your lid switch is broken. This is located under the top of the washer and is activated by a tab that hangs off the side of the lid.
Accessing this part requires you to flip up the control panel by removing two phillips head screws in either the front bottom corners (may be behind the end-cap covers), or rear bottom corners, pull panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.
Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it. Now using a flat screwdriver pry the front of the two brass clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the lid switch that is screwed to the underside.
Good luck to you on this!

Jul 03, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

After washing it stops and does not spin or rinse


Sounds like your lid switch is broken. This is located under the top of the washer and is activated by a tab that hangs off the side of the lid.
Accessing this part requires you to flip up the control panel by removing two phillips head screws in either the front bottom corners (may be behind the end-cap covers), or rear bottom corners, pull panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.
Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it. Now using a flat screwdriver pry the front of the two brass clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the lid switch that is screwed to the underside.
Good luck to you on this!

Jul 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

My washer, kenmore 90 series can agitate and complete washing cycle but will not drain and spine.


Sounds like your lid switch is broken. This is located under the top of the washer and is activated by a tab that hangs off the side of the lid.
Accessing this part requires you to flip up the control panel by removing two phillips head screws in either the front bottom corners (may be behind the endcap covers), or rear bottom corners, pull panel forward and lift to disengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way.
Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it. Now using a flat screwdriver pry the front of the two brass clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into front most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the lid switch that is screwed to the underside.
Good luck to you on this!

Jul 03, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II will not spin drain. It agitates and washes but I have to remove the clothes and rinse the by hand, and the water remains in the machine. please help. Thanks


Sounds like your lid switch is broken. Part number 8054980. This is located under the top of the washer and is activated by a tab that hangs off the side of the lid.
Accessing this part requires you to flip up the control panel by removing two phillips head screws in either the fron bottom corners, or rear bottom corners, pull panel forward and lift to diengage the tabs at the bottom. Flip the panel upwards and it will swing back out of the way. Next you will see one wire connector going into the top of the machine, this is actually your lid switch connector, disconnect it. Now using a flat screwdriver pry the front of the two brass clips towards the rear of the washer (put tip of screwdriver into fron most part of clip and press handle of screwdriver towards rear of machine). The clips should pop off the top pretty easily.
Now you can open the lid and place a hand on the front of the opening and pull the cabinet forward. The entire front and side wrapper will come off the base platform and you can set it on the floor to gain access to the lid switch that is screwed to the underside.
Good luck to you on this!

Jun 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

LS error


The machine control detected that the lid switch is not functioning properly. Raise the top part of the washer to gain access to the lid switch.

Disconnect the machine from the power source. Gently pry the emblem from the front of the machine and remove the T20 torx screw hidden behind it. Slide the top of the washer forward and raise its front. Prop it up high enough to allow easy access to the lid switch.

The lid switch is activated by an actuator (part number 19119) mounted on a hinge. It will not work properly if the actuator is damaged.

Check the operation of the lid switch using a multimeter. Disconnect the lid switch wiring harness and connect the test leads of the multimeter (set to X1 or ohm) to the terminals of the lid switch and activate it. The multimeter should read zero ohms while the lid switch is activated and open when deactivated.

Replace the lid switch if it is broken or if it fails the test above. Remove the lid switch mounting screw and install the new lid switch. Reconnect the wiring harness and slide the top of the washer back into position. Reinstall the T20 torx screw and the emblem.

Feb 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959K Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Lid switch is bad and needs changing


ready ok lets go...hi always unplug unit first,,facing unit take your hand and grasp corner caps on console,,on right and left corner,of console pull firmly and they will un snap..now remove the 2 phillips head screws..flip console back,,dont remove just flip back..now you will see the lid switch connection it has a gray and brow wire with the green ground,,pull apart,,,now there are 2 brass clips at each corner,,pry up with small screwdrivers from front of clips..pull cabnit towards you,,and leave machine..now on the cabnit theres 2 phillips head screws holding switch,,pull wire over 2 clip at recess in cabnit,,reverse to put together,,

Dec 27, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

105 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2287 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Ed Mac

Level 3 Expert

731 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...