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Lid problem I am having a problem with my portable washer,sears item #02644722000 Mfr. model #44722. I have to push the lid down hard and stay on top of it for it to work. Any idea how to fix this problem?

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  • Christian Arango Jun 30, 2008

    Thank You, I will try that. As of now I figured out that i could get it to work by closing the lid and pushing the lid to the right, then it activates. Just gotta do that everytime I close the lid and all is good. Thanks a lot



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A common easy fix for this problem is making sure the screws on the hinges (right and left side of the lid) are tight. Loose screws will cause it not to properly srike the lid switch and the unit wont run since it thinks the lid is open. If they are tight, you will probably need to replace the lid switch itself.

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=110.26924500

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

It sounds as if your lid switch is jammed or broken.

Go to the section on the Sears site for the Top and Cabinet parts and you should see #9 Lid Switch.

See the section on the Control Panel and look at Item # 8. This is a clip that holds the control panel onto the cabinet.

If you un-plug the washer and slip a thin putty knife between the cabinet and control panel where the clip is, the clip should release allowing you to tilt the control panel back to gain access to the Lid Switch.

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Yes you can. carries all the parts you need to replace the washer lid. Just type in the model number you provided and look under the "Top and Cabinet" heading for item number 19. Pay particular attention to the part numbers. There are two listed. One is for a WHITE (part #3952141) lid and the other is for an ALMOND (part #3952146) colored lid. I hope this helps you.

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually located on the right hand side under the top cabinet. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the right side of the wash tub opening. Make sure the lid strike is still on the lid and intact, first. Then, check the mounting screws that hold the lid switch in place (along the right hand side tub rim). Often all that is required is to tighten up the mounting screws and this will realign the lid switch where it can be properly activated by the lid strike. If the lid switch is broken, you can find a replacement at Just type in your COMPLETE model number and look under the "Washer Top and Lid" heading. The lid switch is listed as item number 22 (part #3355806) and the lid strike will be listed as item number 16 (part #358684). If you do not wish to order online, take the part numbers provided by Sears and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These are common parts that most will carry in their store inventory.
This is a very inexpensive repair that you can easily accomplish on your own. I hope you find this information helpful. If you require additional assistance, please let me know. You should be able to access the lid switch on your model washer by the following steps:

1. Unplug the appliance.
2. Insert a putty knife into the seam where the top of the washer meets the front panel, about 2 inches in from each side.
3. Push in on the release tabs while lifting on the washer top. The top panel and lid should lift up. The lid switch should be mounted under the top panel on the right hand side.
4. Locate the lid switch connector and unplug it.
5. Remove the the mounting screws that hold the switch in place, and remove the wiring harness from the mounting clips.
6. Reinstall new switch using the above steps in reverse order.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

PS This is a common problem experienced by this line of washing machines. To prevent future failures, do not slam the washer lid or place anything heavy on the lid. Repeatedly slamming the lid to get it to work, or manipulating the timer can also cause more potential problems.

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