Broken lid switch (old part worked, but plastic casing broke and screws couldn't hold it in place anymore)

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Cami From Roswell, GA

May 16, 2009

7 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

The removal and installation were self-explanatory once the part was in hand. Because the unit is in a laundry closet off the bathroom, space was limited and we had to be creative. Hence, my son's Handy Manny tool set, Turner to be exact, was perfect for holding the ground wire bolt in place from behind the dryer lid so that we could loosen the nut on the inside of the dryer lid. Of course, when I went to put the nut back on the bolt after putting the new ground wire in place, I dropped the nut in the dryer. That's when our son's Harvey the train (a Thomas the Tank engine character) came in handy. My long arms and its magnet were just the thing to get the nut out of the abyss at the bottom of the washer cabinet.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch

Part Number: PS270219

In Stock