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Replace lid switch kenmore mod# 110.29902200

Cannot figure out how to gain access to replcae lid switch

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  • doorknocker1 Mar 03, 2008

    Great advice thank you! The only difference was mine had end cap covers hiding the console screws, saved me some $$$$..... THANK YOU AGAIN!

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Remove the two screws in the top of the console they will be in the rear left anmd right side
then flip up the console and remove the 2 spring clips and the lid switch molex plug the cabniet will come off tilt forward and pull out you will see the lid switch running on the underside

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  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd Mar 04, 2008

    Glad i could help

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Washer fills with water and does nothing will not start mod 110.16862501


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/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-11016862501/0582/0153200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=11016862501

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

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.

Jan 26, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My Kenmore washer will fill with water and oscilate, then nothingf won't spin or drain. I 'm guessing that it is the lid switch , ( relay switch ) ?? Mod # 110.94518201 serial # VLG 1601709 can this...


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/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-11094518201/0582/0153200?pathTaken=

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

Look at the diagrams for the cabinet and you'll see a list of component parts (Lid Switch) with the Sears part numbers (the manufacturer authorized substitute numbers are Whirlpool) and the Sears price.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.


To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.

Dec 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I need the installations instructions for a Kenmore washer Mod 11020882990 for the lid switch Stella


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/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-11020882990/0582/0153200?pathTaken=

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

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part and only requires you to access the console and remove the cabinet.

Oct 26, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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How to get access to the lid switch. so i can replace it. kenmore washing machine model # 110 20692 000


First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.20692000&pathTaken=partSearch

See the diagram (and parts list) for the top and cabinet.

Also see the following for how to release the console and remove the cabinet to gain access to the switch.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=994d701a894fe6b21797914781777f3c


May 16, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore mod 23832100 Lid Switch broken HOw do I


Good day,
There are 3 different style lid switches used on Whirlpool/Kenmore washers. You have to break down the unit to determine which one you use. Any appliance parts house will carry what you need.
Here is an excellent tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC8SY3cU1Yc

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Trying to remove the top of kenmore washer110.23832100


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.

Go to the section on the Sears site for the Top and Cabinet parts and you should see the Lid Switch.

Some models use End Caps on the console that pop off to gain access to screws. Remove the screws and pull forward and up on the console.

Other models use clips (no end caps) under the console.

See the section on the Control Panel and look at Item # 8. This is a clip that holds the control panel onto the cabinet.

If you un-plug the washer and slip a thin putty knife between the cabinet and control panel where the clip is, the clip should release allowing you to tilt the control panel back to gain access to the Lid Switch.


Also see the following for how to access the console and remove the cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=43c01a4e458ec241d07e8ce50af0875b

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=135

Jan 27, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I HAVE A KENMORE WASHER MODEL 110.92284100 THAT


First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.92284100

Go to the section on the Sears site for the Top and Cabinet parts and you should see #11 Lid Switch.

See the following on how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b


If you un-plug the washer and pop off the end caps, you should see a screw under each endcap.

Remove the screws and the console should tilt backward. Unplug the lid switch from the console.

Using a screwdriver, snap off the clips holding the cabinet on, tilt it forward and it should come.

You should have access to the lid switch with the cabinet off and the console tilted backward.

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Lid switch replacement


Some washing machines have the bolts that hold the top down situated behind the front panel but you have to remove the panel to gain access.
There may be 3-4 screws at the bottom of the front panel, remove the screws and the panel should come out.
Hope this has helped

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Machine won't drain or spin.


The whole top assymbly has to be lifted off. Sometimes, you can gain access to the switch from the rear panel without removing the top. I just replaced one for my mother last November. I was able to get to it without removeing the top cover. Some are just not easy.

Mar 31, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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