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Whirlpool lsb6200kq0 The lid switch has broken and needs to be replaced. How do I remove the console to replace it? Thanks!

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Remove the two screws in the top of the console they will be in the rear left and right side or in the front corners
then flip up the console and remove the 2 spring clips (brass)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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Estate by whirlpool model SM8280867. Filled, then stopped. What's wrong?


Charla, By what you have stated, it sounds like a lid switch failure. I recommend checking the screws for the lid hinge first.The lid has to be closed for the motor to run in the washer. If the lid switch is faulty, it will act as if the lid is open. A quick check you can do is to run a cycle with the lid switch jumped. If the washer operates, the lid switch needs to be replaced.
To jump the lid switch you need to unplug the washer and open the console.Once you have the console open, locate the connector for the lid switch. Place an insulated jumper between the gray and white wires. Not the green it is a ground and will cause a short. After inserting the jumper make sure it will not touch anything metal, plug the washer in. Then start the washer in a cycle, and let it go. If the washer completes the cycle, you need to replace the lid switch. Remove the jumper and order the part. The jumper is only of the test do not continue to operate after test.

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How to replace lid switch?


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Locate and remove the 2 screws that secure the console to the cabinet top. Tilt the console back, and remove the 2 gold clips, and disconnect the lid switch connector. Tilt the entire cabinet forward, and off of the base. The lid switch can now be replaced

Please check this links for some helpful information:-

http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/54-change-out-lid-switch.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5068624_fix-washing-machine-lid-switch.html

Please get back to us if you have further query or else please accept the solution.

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Sep 02, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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When lid is closed,the switch is broken and washer won't start.how do i raise top of washer to replace swich??


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.

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.

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How do I replace the lid switch on my Kenmore Series 80 washing machine I have the part


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To replace the lid switch in a Whirlpool-built direct drive washer you’ll need to open it up. This washer use plastic end caps to cover the console screws. Just remove the console end caps and the console retaining screws are right there. Once you've removed the console screws, flip the entire control console up and back to reveal the cabinet retaining braces. After the cabinet is pulled back from washer you’ll be able to see the lid switch. You can inspect whether the lid switch is disconnected or burnt, use a multimeter to check the continuity of the lid switch.


Please post back for any further assistance.

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Jul 30, 2010 | Washing Machines

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-the kill switch is broken.


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.

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.

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Whirlpool washer not spining clothes


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Thanks for using FixYa. If the washer isn't spinning then it might be due to a Lid switch or due to a bad motor coupler. You can check for the lid switch & replace it--

First unplug the washing machine. Then remove the two screws that hold the top console in place; these are located in back of the main console (where the dials are). Once removed, the entire console swivels back, exposing the wires underneath.

After this unplug the wiring harness that is connected to the washing machine top flat surface. Now remove the two s-shaped brackets with a screwdriver by prying underneath. This will allow you to remove the main sheet metal frame around the washing machine. The lid switch assembly is located under the top console. Now, remove it and replace with the new assembly and put it back together.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

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Mine wont spin


Your problem is more likely a broken lid switch. To test for this, lift the washer cover and look for a small hole in the washer top where the cover was. Push a toothpick gently into the hole and press the piece of plastic you see in the hole downward and listen for a soft clicking sound. If you don't hear a click or the plastic tab is not in the hole replace the lid switch.

Unplug the washer. Check the actuator on the lid that operates the lid switch to see if broken. Open the console of the washer. After removing the screws, the console will lift up and hinge back. Disconnect the plug going to the lid switch. Picture. Check the lid switch [lid closed] with an ohm meter from the wire plug-in leading to the switch. If no continuity, replace the lid switch. You will need to remove the cabinet to replace the switch. There are only a couple screws holding the lid switch assembly and a ground wire connection to the cabinet. Reassemble the washer and test the operation.

Unplug washer, remove the two console screws and tilt console back, remove cabinet clips, unlock lid switch block and then remove the cabinet. Remove the lid switch mounting screws, disconnect ground wire and remove lid switch assembly. Compare old switch to the new one. If the plastic sleeve of the new switch is longer, break off at the score mark. Pull wire partially out of sleeve before shortening sleeve. If the sleeve had to be shortened, the wires must be looped to take up the excess wire. Use supplied wire tie from the new kit. Install new switch assembly. New lid switch

Pay VERY close attention to assembling case back onto base so that sides engage tabs in base.



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Water doesn't drain


1) Be sure the drain hose isn’t kinked.

2) Check the tab on the lid that strikes the lid switch; if it is broken, the washer may stop during the drain cycle. Press and release the lid switch. If it doesn’t click each time you do this, it’s probably broken. If you’re experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repairperson.


3) The water pump may be broken or clogged with a small article of clothing, or the controls may be broken;

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on the corners of unit console ,,are plastic end caps,,pull them of with your hand ,,grasp it and tug hard,,now you see 2 a scew under each cap..remove screws ,,than flip the console back...now under the console theres three screws holding lid dowb,,remove them slide lid forward ,,,but screw for door switch are on the bottom of front door panel..always unplug first...onthejob

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ck lid switch earlier modes had switch on right of lid opening later it was moved to left rear hinge area ..those on right just replace those on left first ck hinge screws on left be sure they are secure listen for click when closing lid..no click raise lid push on hinge arm on left side toward rear of washer slightly try again still nothing remove console screws on rear of console lift and roll console back ck switch on left side may be broken if so replace

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