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Kenmore Elite washer will not agitate after fills with water. It appears that the switch in the lid is broke. Tried to lift up the top of the washer (where knobs are...but could remove all but the big dial. It would not budge. Do you have any advice?

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The knobs do not have to be removed......

To access the lid switch, first lift the console by one of three ways.

  • 1. The trim on either side can be pried off from the top, grasp and pull forward to expose to expose a screw.
  • 2. Look in the back of the console, in each corner there will be a screw, unscrew until the console can be pushed forward.
  • 3. insert a putty knife under each corner, push to release a latch.
With console lifted:
1. You will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.

2. 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.

3. 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
Regards,
reg501

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Read more: How to Find the Pump on a Kenmore Elite Top Load Washer ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6304872_pump-elite-top-load-washer.html#ixzz1LQ4bdiFZ

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