Woudn't spin when on the spin cycle and or drain.

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Javier From North Providence, RI

May 16, 2008

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

First thing I did was remove the 2 phillip head screws from the lid switch control inside under the lid, then I removed 2 phillip head screws on the control panel, one the bottom far right corner of the controls and one on the far left corner. After removing the screws I removed the 2 other Phillips head screws from the back that held the remaining of the switch control panel. These also hold 2 small white hinges of some sort. After removing the switch controls by wiggling it a bit (which its good to do very gently since there are still wires attach inside). After I moved the switch on top of the lid I detach/ unplugged a plug that was connected to the metal which gives the power that goes to the lid switch. After removing the lid plug the first half of the plug remains on the top the bottom half is the one you have to press down to remove it. After the bottom half is press down and out of that space there are too metal clips on the corner of the each side of the washing machine with the same screw driver I unclipped it by putting it under the metal clip and lift it out, same goes for the other side. Once these are removed the metal casing can be moved towards you so you can have access under the lid, make sure you tape the lid so it does wack you in the head or have some one hold it for you. Once you have access to it, you can remove the the remaing wire attached, if it seems stuck it means you have metal clips holding the plastic down you can unclip them pushing them out towards you. Once removed final step is to remove the screw that had the ground wire, also a phillips head screw, remove the old lid switch and replace with new one, make sure you first break the plastic apart as the old one was. Screw back the 2 screws that hold lid switch back one and then do the ground wire or which ever you find easier to do first. Then put everything back exactly how you took apart. I was able to do this in less that 15 min.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Switch Assembly

Part Number: PS334600

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