Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
PartSelect said the lid switch was the solution 88% of the time, so I tested the switch and confirmed it was indeed the problem. That tip saved me a lot of time, and it is why I purchased from them.
With the on-line parts diagrams and some common sense it was easy to see how to remove the control panel and then the back to gain access. I "hotwired" the failed switch so the washer would work while I waited for the new switch. I did remove the vinyl hose from the water level sensor so I could move the back enough for easy access. It was less than an hour job to disconnect the washer, drain the hoses, open it up, test (and bypass) the switch, close it up again, re-connect hoses, and test it.
When the new switch arrived I was already experienced, so it was only about a half hour job to disconnect the washer, drain the hoses, open it up, install the new switch, close it up again, re-connect hoses, and test it.