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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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Posted on Jun 26, 2008


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

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