washer would not advance to spin/drain cycle - switch had broken.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Annette From Findlay, OH

Oct 02, 2008

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

My husband actually did the repair while I watched, but I can tell you the basics. He unscrewed the screws at the back of the top panel (where the control knobs are located), then popped back the control panel, revealing two metal clamps. He removed clamps (remembering which way they were to be reinserted), unplugged the old switch, and then slipped off the whole machine casing. He removed the old switch, and installed the new switch with no problem. Our biggest recommendation -- have enough room to wok on the washer. We had to work in a tight space, making it difficult for him to access under the washer casing to install the part.

My husband's comments about the repair -- "pretty easy". And it saved us approx. $180 on a service call. We were happy about that!!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

In Stock