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Another Kenmore washer with a bad lid switch.

I've noticed that there are a large number of posts about these lid switches going bad. Seems like this is a manufacturing defect. Is there a recall on these or possibly a free replacement? Sears Parts Direct wants $37 + tax and shipping for this piece of junk (part # 3949238).

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Not that i know of,most of the time it's not the machines fault for the switch to break,it's from somebody slaming the lid down or putting heavy things like a laundry basket filled with clothes on top of the lid that causes the switch to break

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The following link explains how to replace a lid switch on a Kenmore top loader:

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

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