failing lid switch; washer tub would fill but would not start

ApplianceMaytag Washer

Modelmtw5870tw0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Kevin From San Diego, CA

Oct 23, 2012

Unplugged washer. Used paint scrapper to pop each side of control panel loose. Used nut driver to remove grounding screw. Pulled small gray tab toward front to pop switch loosen switch and pop it out. Lowered lid about half way to ensure cover arm engaged the switch as I snapped switch into switch cut out. Tighened ground screw with nut driver and plugged washer back into wall outlet. Snapped control panel back down.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch

Part Number: PS886960

$21.75
In Stock