Washing machine stopped during rinse cycle - was on and would fill but wouldn't agitate. Found that the wires on lid switch had been severed by agitation over the years.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Lisa From DuPont, WA

Mar 30, 2008

31 out of 42 people found this instruction helpful

I turned off the water and inplugged the washer. Then removed the Torx screws off the back control panel. Inside there was a schema of the machine with notes on how to remove the front panel. If you already know how to do that - this step would be unnecessary. Next I took a putty knife and placed where shown (lined up with lid openings) to release the front panel - one clip on each side of the top of front panel and then removed the panel completely. I used a thin screwdriver to help remove the old lid switch as the locking tab is quite hard to press in otherwise. I cleaned up and stripped the old wires to prepare for splice. I fed the new wires through lid switch hole and snapped it into place. I stripped the shield back on the new lid switch to prepare for splice. I threaded shrink wrap wire cover over one side of each wire and then put that end in a splice wire connector and crimped it down with the pliers. I placed the other end of like colored wire in the other end of the splice connector and crimped it down. Repeated for other wire. Then slid the shrink tubing over the splice and used the hair dryer to shrink the tubing over the new splice. Then used the electrical tape to tape the two spliced wires together and to identify it as a repaired section. Returned front panel and paperwork to control panel and Voila! had a working washing machine.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch with Leads

Part Number: PS269869

$23.07
In Stock