lid switch broken

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Donald From Cleveland Heights, OH

Jun 04, 2012

this repair was for a friend's washing machine; I only knew that the lid switch was the problem because I spent too much $ having my washing machine fixed one month earlier. Same make, similar model. Unplug, remove the 2 end caps on the control panel..they unsnap easily. remove the 2 long philips screws at each end of the control panel near the bottom corners. these hold the control panel down. the control panel will now tilt up out of the way. the lid switch connector is a 3 pin connector near the center rear of the machine housing. disconnect. using a flat screwdriver, unsnap the 2 gold-colored steel springs near each rear corner of the housing. these hold the rear of the unit to the 1-piece front housing. keep in mind where the small flat part of each spring is inserted. after removal of springs, the entire front housing will lift off. the lid switch is attached with 2 screws to the underside of this housing. striped wire is ground, and is attached to housing. removal is self explanatory, and installation is the same. re-assembly is the same in reverse. the front housing sits on 4 small tabs at the bottom of unit. snap springs into place once housing is aligned, re-connect 3 pin connector, tilt control panel down and screw in place, and replace end caps. good luck.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS350431

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