Lid switch broke away from top.

ApplianceKenmore Washer

Model3949238

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Brad From Wilmington, DE

Aug 26, 2007

10 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Replaceing the actual switch was easy as unscrewing two screws with the lid up. The wiring was a different story. I guess you can cut and spice and be done with it but to get to the real connection, a lot has to come apart or have very long arms to reach from the bottom. I first removed the cover to the dials by removing the side trim and a screw at each end near the base. That exposed the wire connection. The wire actually runs under the top therefore I had to remove the back panel partially to gain access to the wiring and holders for the wire. Just by remembering the steps while backing out, everything worked out.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS350431

$28.89
In Stock