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This is completely dependent on what make and model washer you have. Some washers have a detachable top that is hinged at back and can be released at the front seam with two retaining clips that are gently pried up, or the front panel is removable to gain access to retaining screws at front of machine top. However, many other makes have screwed down tops that are accessible only from the inside of the body, these types generally have bodies that come off the machine in one piece, where they can be turned upside down to access the lid switches. It is very important to know what type you have, so the machine body isn't damaged while trying to access the part. If you have specific make and model number I can tell you exactly how to get to the switch.

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kcomp1863

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

  • Ken Compton Jan 20, 2011

    I just realized you listed your make and model number on your question, soooo.... you have a machine with a one piece body. I'm going to refer you to a Youtube video that clearly shows how to remove the body to access the switch and replace the switch, Please follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8C6aLBL... this will clearly show you how to do this repair and save yourself some money!



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