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I have a Kemore Washer Series 80, Model #110.29852992. The switch that the lid activates when it is down has broken off. I have had this swtich replaced twice before. I would like to do it myself, how do I get the top off, already cut my finger on the sheet metal in the back. I know it pivots but how do I get to that point?

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  • jimbomxc04 Oct 09, 2009

    I was looking for more detailed model specific instructions. I had a difficult time removing the front clips, to the point of destroying them. I now have discovered that there are 2 clips of the same design holding the back corners. The putty knife method to release the front clips did not work. I had to resort to using a small pry bar the get the push and lift needed, thus destroying the clips. I now have 2 more cuts to my hand due the deforming the sheet metal when the front clips finally released.



    I would appreciate more detailed instruction.

  • jimbomxc04 Oct 09, 2009

    I need to replace the lid switch. The information you sent is more detailed and has photos but I need more detailed instructions on how to release the top of the washer in order to get at the switch which is mounted on the underside of the top of the washer. From what I can see there are 4 plastic clips at each corner that holds the top of the washer on. I have released the front ones with a lot of difficulty and have destroyed them in the process.



    I thought that getting on line help would steer me trough this. I am not satisfied with the information given and will be forced to call a repair man on Monday.

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First, UNPLUG THE MACHINE.
To open the top, take a fairly stiff putty knife and insert it into the crack between the top & front panels. Insert it about 2" from the sides. You will feel a distince piece in there. You want to push this piece in. It is a locking clip. As you push in on it, lift up on the top. Once you have one side popped loose, stick something like a screwdriver in the opening so it doesn't lock back down. Repeat the spring operation on the other side of the lid.

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Here is a website with instructions. Hope it helps.
http://sites.google.com/site/sublimeappliancerepair/washer-will-not-spin

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First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the consoleI have a Kemore Washer - 2.gif 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 Oct 06, 2009

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