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How do you replace the lid switch on a kenmore washer?

How do you replace the lid switch?

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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 at the components for the cabinet and you should see how the lid switch connects.

See the following for how to release the console and cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=0aa21f615646bf86ea4aeb0c118b7e8b

Also see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for top load direct drive washers:


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

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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with the lid open examine the underside of the lid for the plastic 'tooth' that is supposed to engage the switch, if broken or missing replace, test
with the lid open and the washer turned on, use a ballpoint pen to engage the switch plate in the hole at the right side of the lid
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