Lid Switch Failed - Machine Filled but Stopped

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers


Jul 06, 2011

35 out of 54 people found this instruction helpful

I bought the manual and the switch. I found the manual to be rather generic version that caused problems from the start because the screws to remove the control panel were not in the location shown. Once I had the machine disassembled, removing and replacing the switch was a very simple task. I took time to clean inside the cabinet. That took an extra few minutes. If I had to do this job again today, it could be done in less than 30 minutes. Note: there was a sheet metal screw on the back of the cabinet, left side, near bottom This screw was also not noted in the manual and when I pulled the cabinet forward, the screw was torn out and the cabinet bent slightly. No major damage,

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Repair Manual

Part Number: PS877150

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Lid Switch

Part Number: PS886960

In Stock