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Replace Lid Switch

I need a picture to see where the plug is located to replace it with a new one.

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Assuming that the model is correct lsq9549, and you can see where the lid switch is mounted, (rt side midway under lid.w/2 phillips screws). the other plug in end is located under main console, which is acessed by loosening 2 phillips screws directly behind each corner of control panel, look over the top into each corner youll see them, after loosening them the front console will tip back giving you acess to the wire harness

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: How do you replace lid switch?

Crispy, the whole cabinet will lift off, I will attach a diagram, the only difference is your model will have the consol screws in back...Catriver, post back.

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SOURCE: need to replace lid switch

what brand machine? whirlpool take off the cabinet and the switch is on the rhs under the lip

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to replace the lid switch on my Kenmore

This is 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/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.20702990

See the sections on the top and cabinet and the control panel.

Also see the following on how to access the control panel. You don't need to go through the rest of the document to pull clutch, transmission etc.

ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTION OF REMOVING CABINET THRU TRANSMISSION.

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

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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ok so machine fills up with water then agitates circulates the clothes ..... then wont drain or spin ? if this is what your explaining you need to replace the lid switch.. the top console where called the backsplach need to locate either 2 phillips screws either in the front corner or in the back so you can access the wiring to lid switch there should be a wiring harness to a switch on for the cord plugs into the wall to power the machine the and the other other is to the lid switch unplug washer and disconnect the lid switch the harness coming to the switch make a jumper to the two outside wires replug in unit and test spin cycle this will tell you either the switch is either good and your problem is the same as it was before you jumped out the switch or it will spin and you will need to replace your lid switch

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Will not drain or continue to rinse/spin cycle


The most common cause of the problem you are experiencing is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.


The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you replace the lid switch if defective. However, if you need to use the washer in the interim while awaiting parts, you can by-pass the switch by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG washer.
2. Unplug the lid switch connector from the timer and remove switch.
3. Cut the white plug off the end of the old lid switch, leaving about two inches of wire on the plug.
4. Cut the ground wire (usually green in color) flush.
5. Take the remaining two wires and splice them together.
6. Take this plug and plug it back in to the timer.

You have now by-passed the lid switch. Caution needs to exercised when operating the washer without a lid switch. Make sure you turn the timer off before open the lid to stop the washer. NOTE: You will render the existing lid switch inoperable by making the by-pass plug. Keep the plug for future reference and replace the switch.


If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. The lid switch is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.

If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20. Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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The following link explains how to replace a lid switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

On the particular model you have listed, the lid switch should be located under the console near the right rear lid hinge.

You will need to use the steps in the link provided to remove the exterior case to access the switch to see how the actuator and lid hinge interface. You washer is manufactured by Whirlpool and uses Whirlpool parts, so these instructions will apply.

This is a very simple repair, but if you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

NOTE: If you have not pruchased a new lid switch yet, the part number is 8054980. It can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $18.

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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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I would recommend you replace the lid switch rather than by-passing it. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

The lid switch is a safety feature that is to protect the consumer from the high speed rotation of the wash tub and the agitator. If you by-pass it, you will need to push in the timer PRIOR to opening the lid in order for the tub to stop. I would recommend by-passing as a last resort (temporary repair) while awaiting a new switch.

To by-pass a lid switch, follow the steps in the link provided to open the console. Make sure the washer is UNPLUGGED. Locate the white lid switch connector and unplug it. Remove the washer exterior case and remove the lid switch from under the washer casing. With the lid switch in your hand, cut the connector plug off, leaving about 2 inches of wire. Remove the green (center wire) from the plug and crimp the two black wires together. You have just made yourself a by-pass plug. Plug this back into the connector on the timer and the washer will now operate without the lid switch.

As I stated before, you will need to push in the timer prior to opening the lid to stop the tub. You can save the plug for future use, but use only as a temporary fix.

Replacement switches are available at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, repairclinic.com, and pcappliancerepair.com. They don't cost much and I provided you with easy instructions to follow.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Need to replace lid switch in a kenmore washer


Hi, The easiest way to replace the lid switch (if this is the reight model) is to remove the two screws holding the lid switch and pull the lid switch out so that you can splice the wires to the new switch. If you want to replace switch with the harness complete, here is how to remove the cabinet
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them.
Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can set it aside. Now you will be able to get to the switch and replace it.
Plase let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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What you are talking about is called the "lid switch". The following link explains how to replace one on a Kenmore top loader:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

Make sure you check to see if the switch is simply loose. There should be some mounting screws holding it in place. In addition, there is usually a small plastic piece mounted on the washer lid on most Kenmores that activate the switch when the lid is closed. This is called a "lid strike". If the mounting screws are loose, or if the lid strike is broken or missing, the washer will exhibit the same symptoms as having a broken lid switch. For replacement parts, refer to searspartdirect.com and type in your complete model number (located along the washer lid opening). The parts you need will be listed under the "Top and Cabinet" heading.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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