The washer wouldn't start unless you slammed the lid shut.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Richard From Houston, TX

Nov 21, 2007

53 out of 61 people found this instruction helpful

I suspected the lid switch right away. Where I went wrong was in thinking that I had to get to it from below. After going to all the trouble of removing the front panel and detaching the top panel, I discovered that it was located inside the control section at the top of the appliance. It only took a few minutes to remove four screws and gain access to the old switch assembly and swap it out with the new one. One thing to note; the new switch assembly has to be set in exactly the right place along a slotted channel in order for both contacts to be activated properly. It's not difficult to find the right spot, but you have to do it consciously.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assemby (Now subbed to Lid Switch Assembly)

Part Number: PS2019709

In Stock