Washer would not discharge water or continue once it reached the spin cycle.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLSQ8520JQ0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Patrick J. From Bellwood, IL

Apr 25, 2010

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--This is more or less what I did. It is a bit rough, as I am pulling all this from memory...
*Remove the screws that hold down the rear panel, as well as the hose near the bottom right.
*You will now need to remove the two plastic guards at each end of the panel where you select the wash cycle settings - there is a screw at the back of each one and then it slides forward, if I am not mistaken. In there, you will find a gold clip that connects to the rear panel - you will need to remove these clips and the rear panel should now lift up on the plastic hinges.
*To remove the switch, you will need to disconnect the ground wire for it and the rest clips into a harness near the upper portion of the washer. Once all wires are disconnected, lift the lid of the washer and unscrew the two screws that hold the switch in place (to the right of where the lid closes).
*Install the new switch by doing the reverse of the removal.
*Once the new switch is installed, just follow the reverse to get everything back together for the rear panel. The trickiest part may be getting those gold-colored clips back in their place.
*Verify the issue has been resolved by closing the lid of the washer and setting it to the spin cycle - if all went well, it should now be working again!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

$30.40
In Stock