My washer stopped mid-cycle and acted completely dead

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeff From Ventura, CA

Nov 08, 2008

4 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I thought the click of the lid switch sounded different so I pulled the top console and tested it for continuity in both positions and found none. When I by-passed the switch the washer started up, so I knew what the problem was. There are four screws involved to remove the console which reveals the lid switch to the left side. There's a single screw for a ground wire but the switch itself is simply snapped in place after disconnecting the wire harness plug (must be done with the lid open btw).

I was lucky to diagnose the problem accurately so that the first thing I suspected turned out to be the problem!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch

Part Number: PS886960

$21.75
In Stock