Question about Kenmore Washing Machines
Disconnect power then release the console from the top of the cabinet. Pull or pry off the end caps then remove the screw that secures the console to the cabinet top. Once the screws are removed, pull forward and up on the
console and lay it back on the hinges.
Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.
The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the slot in the cabinet.
Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front andHow do I remove the - 8557e5b.jpge base.
Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned
Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and inHow do I remove the - b27a7aa.jpgnew lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.
Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The following link explains step-by-step how to replace a lid switch:
If you have any questions about this repair, or if you require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
The following link explains step-by-step how to access the lid and replace it:
You do not necessarily have to disassemble the entire washer, but you DO need to release the clips that hold the washer casing to the back panel and frame so you can lift the case up enough to access the lid switch. The switch is mounted to the underside of the washer top panel. With the washer case installed, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to access the switch through the wash tub opening. The process is much easier than it sounds and will offer you the best access. Removing the washer case will also offer the quickest method of installation.
If you have not purchased a replacement switch, yet, you can purchase them from any of the following websites:
Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. If you do not wish to order on line, this is a common part that any appliance parts retailer should carry as part of their in-store inventory. The part number for the model number you provided is 3949238.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
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