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The switch # 3949238 on my kenmore washer #110.29842991 is broken. how do I remove the top cabinet so I can replace the part?b

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Disconnect the power first.

Many washers have spring clips holding the lid in place, and a putty knife or scraper can be shimmied in to compress the clips and open the lid for service.

Some units, esp old Maytags, have 2 screws near the bottom of the front panel, and removing them will let the front panel tilt out, granting access to the top cover from the front.

Some later Whirlpool and Kenmore units have a cabinet that comes off in one piece. You'll need to remove 2 screws holding the splash panel to the top of the washer. Flip the panel up giving access to the timer/switches area. Disconnect the white plastic wire connector, then use a screwdriver to pop the metal clips in the corner. Set these aside, and the whole cabinet will tilt forward, and can then be lifted off the washer base/back. Space to work will be an advantage, for this type of cabinet.

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How do I remove a lid switch on my washer model #110.20432991 part #3949238?


You will need a 5/16 nut driver, phillips and flathead screwdriver. Remove endcaps on rh and lh side of console by pulling from the top towards you. That will give you access to phillip screws located beneath. Disconnect the lid switch under console, and unlatch gold colored clips attatched to rear panel and cabinet with a flathead. Use a phillip screwdriver to remove lid switch from cabinet and 5/16 nutdriver to remove ground screw underneath main top. Unclip the lid switch from under top. Reverse process to install.

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you must take the cabinet off by removeing the screws from the consloe and flip it back and remove the 2 clamp,s and remove the cabinet and replace lid switch

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Replace lid switch for kenmore 110.27802690


The following link explains step-by-step how to replace a lid switch on this model Kenmore:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If you have not purchased a new lid switch yet, the part number is 3949238. You can purchase it at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between these sites so shop all of them for the best deal.

If you have any questions about this repair, or if you require additional assistance, please let me know.

NOTE: The wiring harness for the lid switch is held in place under the cabinet by small retaining clips. Simply pry the clips back to pull the harness free.

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I have a Kenmore 70 series 28741


First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.82874120+

Go to the section on Top and Cabinet and you should see how the switch mounts to the cabinet.

You'll have to remove the cabinet first.

Please see GURU JSROCK516 Description of how to remove cabinet and access the transmission. http://www.fixya.com/support/r699497-replacing_gearcase

After you've removed the cabinet, the rest should be relatively easy.

Sep 28, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Lid Switch


HI, The part# is 3949238. There are two ways to replace this switch. The easiest is to remove the two screws holding the lid switch. Pull the switch out enough that you can clip the wires at the switch. Cut the harness off of the new switch leaving enough wire to put wire nuts on connecting them together.
The other way to change the switch is to remove the cabinet. Here is how:
Removing the cabinet. UNPLUG the washer. There are two screws holding the control panel to the cabinet. Most models the screw are in front but, some models have the screws in back. They are on each end. Now raise the control panel up and let it rest on the hinges. Unplug the lid switch harness and locate the clips on each side (bronze in color) and release them.
Now the cabinet will lift off the frame and you can see the lid switch.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Kenmore oasis toploader he l hinge and switch removal


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Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it.
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Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them.
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Flip the console up, back and out of the way.
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Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up.
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Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free.
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Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently.
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Remove the washing machine cabinet. Tilt the cabinet towards you, and then lift the entire cabinet up and off of its platform.



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You have a broken lid switch. Its # ll in the diagram. Part # is 3949238. Let me know if you need info on how to replace it, Dave www.washermd.com
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Lid Switch for Washing Machine


pop trims from ends of control panel
remove screws from bottom of control panel under trims
slide control panel forward and up from the bottom, and flip over backwards on its hinges
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Kenmore 70 Series Washer


Most likely you need to replace the lid switch.
Open the lid and make sure the actuator that pushes the switch is still attached to the lid. Use a pen or screwdriver to depress the switch through the hole in the top of the cabinet, you should hear a click as the switch closes. I usually find that the switch has actually broken off from the cabinet and is hanging loose in the machine.
To replace the switch
Remove the screws that hold the console to the cabinet. Flip the console up and back like opening a car hood. unplug the wire connector for the lid switch. Pop out the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off the machine base. You can now replace the switch from inside the cabinet.
If you need further help, please post the complete model number from the washer so I can see exactly how your washer is set up.
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Misti, usually no spin, no drain is a broken lid switch. part #3949238. See if the switch is busted off from the screws. Catriver

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