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Replace a lid switch

Have ordered lid switch assembly, but need to know how to replace it

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  • emsmith Jun 25, 2008

    The plastic casing which holds the two mounting screws have split, causing the lid switch to drop down. Closing the lid does not close the switch and the washer stops during the rinse cycle and does not spin. I used a sticky-back metal duct tape to hold the switch in place and use the washer while I order the lid switch (Part #3949238) and the do it yourself repair manual (Part #LIT4314044) from Sears Parts at 866-873-7666.

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    i was lucky---i gently pulled the pieces out, tugged on the wire, super glued the plastic pieces together, slid it back in and reinserted the screws. I am assuming it got broke by someone slamming the lid but no ones fessing up!!!

  • richatc44 Dec 23, 2008

    in the middle of the cycle it will stop and i can unplug it for a short time and i hear a click sound and it will work again for a min or 2 i just replaced the lid switch

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To access the lid switch:
1.Remove the trim on either side by prying off from the top. Grasp the trim at the top and pull forward to expose to expose a screw.
2. You will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
3. There will be two brass colored clips. 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 down and away from you and the clip will release.
4. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.

If you need further assistance, let me know
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reg501
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Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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The most common cause of the problem you just described is a lid switch malfunction or lid strike (actuator) problem. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, stopping right after the wash cycle, not advancing to rinse or spin cycles, and a wash tub that will not drain.

NOTE: If the washer works intermittently by shaking it, it sounds like you have a loose or broken switch.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

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 (actuator) and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This type of 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 rod 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.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

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The average price of a replacement lid switch for this model washer is about $15 - $20 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices will vary between sites so shop and compare. If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. This is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3868923-level_whirlpool_top_loading_washer


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Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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