washer dead after unbalanced load

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers


Nov 08, 2011

12 out of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Unplugged washer, turned off water supply,Removed the screws in back of console. removed. back plate, unplugged lid switch from console. removed screws holding console to frame of machine. Removed lid by prying the bottom corners out freeing the hinge ball on either side. unscrewed the lid switch from the frame of machine. installed the new plunger screwed into place aligned with lid switch snapped new switch in place, plugged in to console. put screws back into console and put back plate back on turn water supply on plugged in washer started washer which is now working . and the repair guy who never showed up wanted to charge me 50. diagnostic fee when I told him itwas the switch. it cost me less than 50 for all the parts. if you can read you can do

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS2003435

In Stock

Lid Hinge Ball

Part Number: PS2018597

In Stock

Unbalance Lever and Lid Switch Actuator Assembly

Part Number: PS2019934

In Stock