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I have a Roper washer modelRAS6233RQO the lid switch burned up and burned up the connector on the end of the wire, I ordered the switch but can't find the connector anywhere without buying the whole wiring harness, Can you help me ?

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Cut the wires back WELL FAR enough to be past all overheating damage, and splice in new wires of the same gauge. I suggest using heat shrink tubing, two layers, as insulation. these should be soldiered connections.

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It sounds like a someone has broke the lid switch to the washer. Below I have attached a picture, Item number 9 would be the part you seek. P# 3949247 Under the control panel you will find a harness that contains 3 wires coming out of the cabinet housing. The colors should be tan, white and green. If you jump the white and tan you unit should run and think the lid switch is working. Safety way is to unplug the unit to by-pass the switch and plug it back in and select spin only. This is only to test, you need a lid switch for safety. You should replace it ASAP if this test works for you.

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The "tab" you are referring to is connected to the lid switch. Symptoms of a defective lid switch may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare. If the model number you posted this question under is correct, the part number for a replacement switch is 3949247.

HINT: If you have determined the lid switch to be defective and would like to use the washer in the interim while awaiting parts, you can make yourself a by-pass plug by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the washer.
2. Remove the lid switch by following the instructions in the link I provided.
3. With the lid switch in hand, cut the white plug off the end, leaving about two inches of wire.
4. Cut the center wire (ground wire - usually green or green/yellow in color) flush.
5. Take the remaining two wires (usually black or gray in color) and splice them together using a wire lug.

You have now made your yourself a by-pass plug that you can re-use if necessary. Take the by-pass plug and plug it in to the timer connector and the lid switch is now by-passed.

CAUTION: You will need to turn the timer off in order to stop the washer now. Only use this as a TEMPORARY repair until you can replace the lid switch.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. The lid switch is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.

If this advice does not help you enough, has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20. also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful.

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do you mean the little prong that sticks into the lid switch to make the lid switch funtion so that it can spin you need to order the piece that he broke off on the lid or If he is mechanically inclined have him open the top find the lid switch connection and use a jumper wire from positon 1 to positon 3 on the lid switch wire connection this makes the unit run normally whether or not the lid is open or closed if he is mechanically inclined two phillips scews in back of unit to open the head

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I need to access the lid switch on my Roper by Whirlpool washer.The washer will not move on to the next cycle. I had been able to "fiddle" with the switch and get to to go on, but not now. It is as if...

Good day,
There are three different styles of switches.
As well, there are three locations where the mounting screws that hold the top console on.
Exposed, one on the bottom, each corner. One on the bottom,each corner, but hidden by plastic end caps, that need to be unclipped first. Finally, on the rear, as shown in the clip.
Here is an excellent tutorial on your problem.

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On the back of each END piece , there is a phillips head screw . Remove both screws and the console will slide foreward and tilt back . Remove the 2 clamps by prying out from the front of the clamps . Remove the lid switch connector and the whole cabinet will tilt foreward . Remove the 2 screws holding the switch and the plug for the switch wiring can be removed . Reassemble in reverse . BE SURE TO UNPLUG MACHINE FIRST .

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Probably a bad lid switch. Open the control panel. Disconnect the lid switch wire connector on top of the cabinet under the control panel. Make a small insulated jumper wire and insert it into the wire that is still connected to the control panel. Set the timer to spin. If it spins replace the lid switch in the cabinet. If not, replace the timer.

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First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. The washer may have release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. If not equipped with this type of console, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.

2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.

3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.

You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame, just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job. Some models will have the switch located on the right-hand side of the lid rim opening, while other models will have the switch located on the left-hand side near the lid hinge.

Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:

1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.

2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, and then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.

3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle BEFORE you reassemble the console. This is easy to forget.

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