washer would not spin or empty water

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Tim From Orlando, FL

Oct 04, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I considered calling a repairman but decided to troubleshoot a little to see if I could fix the problem since my clothes were soaking in soapy water. I figured it was the lid switch so removed the 2 screws & took the switch out. The switch was beginnig to separate so I held it tightly & pushed the tab and to my relief it began to empty & spin. I was able to complete the load of laundry and ordered the part from your web site. I compared the price of the part with local merchants & big box stores and all of them were $15-20 more. I also got a couple of estimates for installation and couldn't believe it was over $100. I watched the film & thought yeah right it looks easy but it was probably due to editing. It wasn't. I got the part the next day and with shipping it was still 8 less than the cheapest local store. It took my wife, daughter & I about 35-45 minutes to install and it went together pretty much as the video showed. Great web site. Thanks.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Part Number: PS350434

In Stock