Question about Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer
The washer was filling up and when the lid was placed down the cycle did not start. Washer is sitting filled with water and detergent.
This is a symptom of a defective lid switch. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. Please post back with your number if you need assistance in determing part numbers. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:
This is a very simple repair that doesn't cost a lot. If you require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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When the washer fills but does not agitate or spin then you can check if the lid switch is fine. You can jump start the lid switch by connecting both the wires with each other or use the third wire to act as jumper between the two. After this if the problem is solved then replacing lid switch is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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