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Accessing and replacing the lid switch to a Kenmore 70 series automatic washer.

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  • unplug the washer
  • depending on its age this description should be accurate.
  •  lift the lid and you should see 2 screws on the right of the tub. 
  • these are the screws that hold the lid switch assembly.
  •  you can reach between the case and tub to get it out.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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