washer would not spin and drain (bad lid switch)

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Charles From Canonsburg, PA

Oct 02, 2008

85 out of 94 people found this instruction helpful

The first thing I did was unplug the washer (didn't want any suprizes). Then I removed the two screws from the lid switch and let it dangle. Then through the space between the tub and cabinet I chased the wires to each wire holder (there are two). Then I removed the two end caps on the top of the washer and unscrewed the top (2 screws ) rotated the top of the washer back (where the timer is). Then unpluged the lid switch and connected the new switch and put everything back together (reverse of how I took it apart). It has taken me longer to write this review then it did to change the switch. But if it helps just one person fix their washer and not have to call a service man. I'll be happy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS350431

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