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The lid switch on the stacking washer dryer by Whirpool is broken. I have the replacement part. In order to change the part is removing the cabinet the easiest method to get to the switch ends

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The top panel will have to be removed to gain access to this switch sorry to say
There is no easy way since is a stacked unit
Have a friend help you remove the top off

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