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Lid switch broken - Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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    I have the switch but do not know how to change it.

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Follow this link if you need instructions on how to change a lid switch:

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

A very easy repair...I hope this helps you. If you need further assistance, please let me know.

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This youtube video will show ya how to replace the lid switch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFsvLiuTniU


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