Washer Switch broke off

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Julian From Bakersfield, CA

Dec 08, 2007

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Simple repair.
All I had to do is un-screw one screw for the ground with a crescent wrench, two screws holding the switch at the opening of the load door and two screws for the control board to tilt it back to properly connect the lid switch.

The hardest screw was the one ground scew for the switch which is located under the to cover. I could have probably lifted the hove top off but as carefully as I could, I unscrewed it with a crescent wrench.

I initially thought I was going to required to change out the water pump because the washer would not discharge the water and lock up the sequence. Luckly I noticed that the lid switch was totally disconnected from the contact point of the lid where the screws go in to the switch to hold it steady. It seems as thought the switch was very brittle at that point.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

In Stock