Cut off swich wasn't working and the tub wouldn't spin

ApplianceKlipsch Small Appliance

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

William From Gonzales, LA

Apr 23, 2010

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UNPLG THE MACHINE FROM ELECTRICAL OUTLET:

Open the top lid and remove the two screws that attaches the cut off switch to the top of the washing machine. Remove the screw on each end of the control panel, (they are angled down and are quite long). Now lift the control panel back over the top of itself. The plug for the cut off switch comes up from below in front of the control panel (very easy to see) and unplug it from the plug going to the control panel. I believe you have to squeeze the sides of one of the plugs to disconnect them. Once disconnected they pull apart. .

Remove the two clamps (if you are like me and can’t remember how things come off take a digital picture before removing the clamps) that attach the washer top to the back panel of the washing machine. Use a screwdriver and insert in the end of the clamp facing you of the clamp and pry the clamp upward, repeat with the other clamp.

The body of the washing machine will now easily tilt back, away from the control panel. I suggest you put something about a foot high down in the front to let the body rest on while performing the rest of the replacement. Helps keep it in place when you tilt it back up to reattach the clamps.

Take a nut driver and remove the ground wire from the body of the washer panel. There are two clamps that secure the cut off switch wire and the plastic covering to the top of the body. These clamps can be pried open to remove the wiring. No need to remove the clamps. The new switch is now ready to be installed. In the reverse sequence of removal

Replace the two screws to secure the switch to the top of the machine. Tighten them down until flush and tight. Tightly reattach the ground wire in the same hole you removed it from. Insert the wiring and plastic covering back into the clamps that you secured the old wiring and wiring cover.

Now tilt the body of the machine upward and make sure it lines up so you can align the clamps properly to the rear panel of the machine. The body will be wobbly feeling until the clamps are reseated. Insert the clamp in the rear panel first and then pull them down and forcibly insert it in the proper holes in the washer body. Repeat for the second clamp. Check to make sure everything feels tight and no longer wobbly. Tilt the control panel back down and reattach the two original screws. Remember they angle down and are quite long. It may take a couple of times to make sure they are lined up with the holes thay came out of.

Plug the machine back up. Turn the control knob to spin and close the lid. If the tub spins and then stops when the lid is raised everything is working


Hope this helps, I went into quite a bit of detail because it can appear to require a lot of knowledge for someone without mechanical experience. If you follow the instructtions you will do fine. There are also other very good instruction on here. If some of my instructions seem confusing check another poster and see if maybe they were able to explain it with less confusing language.

Bill P
Louisiana

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

$30.40
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