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How do I replace the lid switch on kenmore 80 series?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. Before you start UNPLUG the washer. There are 2 ways to open the top of the machine to gain access to the lid switch. The easy way is to grasp the top inside the top of the wash tub with the lid open pulling hard toward your waist and up. It usually opens right up. Some of them can be stubborn and you have to use a putty knife to release the spring tabs located about 4 inches from each top corner in the space between the cabinet base and the top panel. Press in on the tabs one at a time with the putty knife and pull up. The top will open. Then it is a matter of removing the mounting screws and connecting the new switch.

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