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Replacing roper washing machine lid switch

I have the control panel open but how do I get to the switch

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  • sa1l Oct 19, 2008

    Washer won't spin after the rinse cycle. I placed a screwdriver into the lid switch slot and it began to work. I suspect the lid switch is going bad. How do I replace it and where can I get the correct part? Model # RAS7233KQO

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I have a new lid switch for the make of waher,and I need a digram on how to get into the washer
to replace the awitch.

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it depends on your model but either way there are two screws in the front or back of your control panel back them out far as you can pull the control panel slightly forward and tilt it back then you will see two gold clips on the washer body pay attention how they go in there pop them out with a screw driver tilt the washer forward have someone hold it should be able to look underneath and get to the switch

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