The "O"ring on the fabric softner inner cap broke when I was cleaning the built-up fabric softner off of the inside of the dispenser and cap. I suspect that it had just gotten old and brittle. I decided to replace the washer lid because the enamel coating was flaking off of the edges of the lid and

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Steven From Brentwood, CA

Nov 04, 2011

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The "O" ring just snaps in place. For the lid it was necessary to remove the screws from the hinge on the left side, then extract the hinge rod. Once the hinge rod was removed the lid lifts out. Removed the hinge rod from the right side and installed it on the new lid. Then put the lid back in place, insert the hinge rod into the left side of the lid and replace the screws. Removed the safty switch actuater from the old lid and snapped it in place on the new lid. Done !

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Inner Cap Seal

Part Number: PS1490170

In Stock

Washer Lid - White

Part Number: PS2366544

In Stock