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11722098-1-S-Whirlpool-3949247V-Lid Switch
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Lid Switch

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PartSelect Number PS11722098
Manufacturer Part Number 3949247V
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This is a lid switch for a washing machine. The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the washing machine that the lid is closed, which allows the wash cycle to begin. The washer will not spin if the machine senses the lid is open. The tools youll need for this repair are a Phillips screwdriver and 5/16 nut driver. Be sure to disconnect the power supply and fill hoses from the appliance. When reinstalling the harness, take notice of the flat edges on the plastic terminal; they should face towards the front of the washer. This is a genuine OEM part.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Roper, Inglis, Estate, Crosley.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not drain.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not fill with water.
  • Lid or door will not open.
  • Not draining.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
  • Lid or door won’t close.

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Question:

How will I know if I have a bad lid switch?

Thomas
Answer:

Hello Thomas, great question! The easiest thing to listen for is a clicking sound. If you do not hear the clicking sound next step is to use a multi-meter tool to check for a closed continuity when shut. I hope this helps.

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Question:

The power is on in my washer, and there is nothing wrong in the fuse panel but yet my washer will still not spin. What should I check first, do you think it is the lid switch? I’m so lost, please help!

Sasha
Answer:

Hi Sasha, we recommend starting with the lid switch because it is the easiest and most common reason for a washer to not spin. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Question:

So my washing machine is filling up with water and agitating but not draining. I did previously replace the washer pump, but I have no idea what the problem is now. Could it be as simple as the lid switch?

Sam
Answer:

Hi Sam, if your washer does not drain you should check the lid switch assembly for fault first, as it is the most common problem in this case. To test it use an Ohm meter and check for continuity. If this is not the problem you will have to then test the motor, and the motor coupling. This can be tested with a multi-meter tool, and is the second most common reason for a washer to have no drain symptoms. Good luck with the repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Martin from Somerville, MA

Whirlpool washer fails to drain/spin

I can add relatively little to the excellent writeups already offered by others for lid switch replacement in this washer, but diagnosing the problem is not perfectly well outlined in all.

In my case, it was very straightforward. The starting symptom was failure of the washer to either drain or spin in any cycle (regular, delicate, hand wash) although it agitated fine.

A little thought revealed that both drain and spin depend on the lid being closed, no matter which cycle is selected. This tended to exclude a timer problem (which might be only on one of the cycles) or a pump problem (since the machine should still spin normally if you advance the timer manually). I can't guarantee this is perfect reasoning, but it worked here for me.

It therefore made sense to look for the lid switch, which is on the right side of the opening to the tub and is tripped by a nylon pin that sticks down from the right side of the lid.

Feeling just under the metal top plate of the washer at the right side of the tub opening, it was immediately obvious that the switch assembly was very loose. Its top completely broke free from the two screws holding it in as I felt for it. This left the switch, which still worked perfectly well, hanging in midair so the lid pin couldn't trip it. I suspect this is a fairly common mode of failure.

Seeing this allowed me a temporary fix for several days until I received the replacement part. I simply tied the switch closed using a nylon zip tie to make the machine think the lid was closed. Using a second tie, I reattached the whole switch assembly to the metal top plate so it didn't drop anywhere it shouldn't go. How to do this will be pretty obvious if you look at where the lid pin goes through the top plate.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Meadow from Sebastopol, CA

The washer stopped full of water. The lid switch had broken.

I unscrewed the 2 screws on the back of the console (part with the knobs), and then flipped the console back. Unplug the plug the connector that is coming out of the top of the washer. This connects the lid switch to the washer. Use a screw driver to pop off the brass S brackets that attach the washer housing to the washer back panel. Remove the washer housing by tilting it toward you when standing in front of the washer. When the housing is on the floor, you can see the lid switch inside the top of the washer housing. Remove the old lid switch and then replace it with the new one. Reassemble the washer in the opposite order. Replacing the housing was the hardest part of the whole process. Be sure to catch the lip of the FRONT of the washer housing UNDER the frame that the washer is sitting on. The sides of the housing should go on top of the frame. Patience is a virtue on this part.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Phil from Frisco, TX

Washer would not spin

removed 2 screws in front of dial and switch display... then 2 screws behind display.... pulled whole washing machine cover from top back foward and cover came loose unscrewed lid switch and replace... very simple

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from Bakersfield, CA

After filling, did not drain, spin, or timer advance to next cycle

1. Removed wet clothing, evacuated water using Python No Spill Aquarium Maintenance System. No mess or water on the floor. 2. Turned off hot & cold water supplies, and unplug unit before moving. 3. Removed unit water supply hoses, and moved unit. The drain hose remained attached while moving to prevent spills. 4. Removed unit from laundry room, and took to the garage on a dolly.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jan from Sunrise, FL

Washer wouldn't drain or spin but washed fine

I checked the lid switch and it looked a little wobbly so, I figured this was the problem. Ordered the part from parts.com (so easy) Took the back off the washer which was a little challenging. unscrewed the 2 screws holding the lid switch and reached down and removed the wiring attached to the switch from the clamp and unplugged it from the housing.Inserted the new switch replaced the screws and plugged it in very easy. The hard part was putting the back on the washer. It was a little difficult because of the 2 metal clamps that hold the back, otherwise very easy. I am a girl and I did it!!

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: Barbara from Dry Ridge, KY

Washer quit spinning

After taking the washer apart, it was quite easy installing the lid switch assembly. The most time consuming part of the job was taking the washer apart and then putting it back together. The replacement part was installed easily and rather quick. Instructions came with it.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Marjorie from Kitty Hawk, NC

Timer was not advancing

My husband did the repair. It was very easy and he had no trouble at all. Now my washing machine works again like a charm. Thank you so much. M. Shea

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Benjamin from Fort Pierce, FL

Washer would not spin

remove control panel, then washer cap. The replacement part was exact duplicate. Removed two screws,panel clips, slid off cap after disconnecting wiring harness. Removed three screws, took out old part, put in new part-slip cabinet back in place, buttoned it up,,,,finished.


The video for replacing the part was first class and excellent!

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: sandra from watertown, WI

Lid safety switch

I watched the video sent to me in an e-mail and it went smooth as silk. when putting the outside shell back in place one needs to remember to keep it tilted away from the front of the machine so it will clip into place. the video was a great help!

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Auburn, AL

Washer was not agitating.

The video you provided to replace the lid switch was excellent, making the job a relative breeze. Thank you.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Susan from Ferndale, WA

Washer would not drain or spin during a regular cycle.

Followed directions from your how-to video. My son helped me and everything went fairly well. We had a little bit of difficulty replacing the washer cabinet. Ended up we needed to tilt it on the front side as it kept hanging up when we failed to do this. After figuring that out all went well and I am a happy camper with a working washer. Thanks for the video it made all the difference in my having the confidence to undertake this repair. I really could not afford to call in a professional and am grateful to your site for the information provided.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Radford, AL

Washer stopped would not drain or spin

After putting in the problem in google saw several you tube video's on possible causes. All listed a bad lid switch could be the problem. I removed the 2 screws that held the switch in place. The switch was broken into. I ordered a new switch from partsselect web site. The site also provided a video to showed how to replace it. Hardest part was reinstalling the cabinet. This fixed the problem.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: charles from canyon lake, TX

Broken lid switch

My wife was very distressed when the washing machine stopped working in the middle of the cycle, and she had to bail water out and finish the load by hand. I asked her to descibe exactly what happened. From her story, I entered keywords from the broken washing machine tale of woe. Online, I found parts-select, which correctly identified the problem as a broken lid switch, and, had a video of the correct proceedure to install a new one. I went to the useless appliance, and lo and behold, the plastic fittings on the lid switch were in fact broken. I ordered a new lid switch from parts-select, and after the part arrived, followed the installaion video, pausing it after each step, and repaired the washer. Washer works, and so does the wife. Thanks parts-select!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Mark from Bakersfield, CA

Broken switch

The repair was very easy after watching the videos.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Chuly from Jonesboro, GA

Washer would not drain or go into spin cycle

Used instruction off you tube.

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