short in door lid switch

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Ron From The Woodlands, TX

Dec 16, 2010

3 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Unplug from electrical outlet.Unscrewed control panel and laid it open. The switch is in 2 parts. Removed wires and unscrewed each switch. Put wires back on and tightened switch back to mounting plate. No brainer. Tried washer and worked perfectly. Two tips: Check fuse on plate to make sure it isn't burned out before ordering any parts. Secondly when installing if you have older model washer there is a nib that sticks up on mounting plate that keeps the switch from installing correctly. Cut this nib off with a wire cutter and then install. The directions don't mention that.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dryer Door and Washer Lid Switch Kit

Part Number: PS334185

In Stock

Lid Check Switch

Part Number: PS2017399

In Stock