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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:

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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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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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from Dubuque, IA

Washer wouldn't drain or agitate

Just like others described with this problem, I disconnected the electricity, removed the screws to the control panel from the back, pried up the S clamps with the screwdriver, unplugged the lid switch cable, then tilted the body panel forward away from the back and drum. I unscrewed the switch from under the lip, removed the old switch assembly, put in the new switch, and reversed the process.

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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: Richard from Birmingham, AL

Lid switch broke

Removed control panel tilted it back out of the way.
Unplugged the lid switch, pushed in these side of the control switch to release it from the machine.
Unfastened the lid switch control screws at the rim of the washers opening.
Took socket wrench and removed the ground screw.
Reached to back of machine and found the loosened wires and fed them up and slipped them from behind the secure clamp from behind the washer.
Slide the plastic channel from the lid switch out of the side clamp of washer. Then slide the loose wires up over the side clamp, that released the lid switch.
New lid switch, slide it through the under lid and washer tub, then slip the plug end of wires over the top of side clamp, slide thru the clamp to back of washer.
Took the plugin wires and slide them down behind the clamp on the back of washer. Insert plug, thru the back of washer top until it slips into place.
Green ground wire with ground wire screw and fasten it back into place with socket wrench.
Screw the lid switch into place. Then plugged the lid switch at the control panel. Flip control panel back into place making sure it was screwed back into place.
Plugged washer in and it worked like a charm.
Biggest problem was the ground screw.

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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: Russell from Mt Vernon, OH

Washer would not drain nor spin

It was fairly easy. I noticed that the safety switch was not in place. The screw housings were broken so it was a matter of opening the top of the washer to replace the broken switch. Easy as pie and getting the part was even easy to locate and order.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Henry from Jacksonville, NC

Washer would stop on its own. Had to lift lid to restart

Make sure the unit is unplugged. I removed the screws that hold the control panel in place. Unplugge the lid switch from the panel. Removed the two large brass clips with screwdriver. This allow me to remove the washer body by tilting it forward. I removed the hardness from the clips, disconnect the ground and remove the two screws that held the switch in place. Simply reverse the procedeures with the new switch and I was done.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Ricky from Massena, NY

Agitator would run but washer would not pump or spin

first I shifted thebasket to the side and removed the two screws holding the lid switch on,
then shifted the basket to the back and reached under top and unplugged the old switch, shifted the basket back to the side and
then pulled the wires out of the plastic tubing holding them out of the way.
pressed the new wires into the plastic tubing and then shifted the basket to the back to reach in to plug in the new switch. Then shifted the basket to the side to position the new switch and put the two screws into the new switch.
Since the new switch has an extra wire (green ground wire with a ring terminal on it)
i had to reach in and remove the screw for the ground wire and place the new wire on with the wire located there. Aground wire runs from the lower half of the washer to the cover and is held on with a screw. Both ground wires go on the same screw.
Quick and easy

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Lennart from Mount Vernon, WA

The lid switch assembly screw-holes broke and not mountable

Unplugged the washer and removed the two screws at the bottom corners of the control panel and identified the source-plug of the lid switch assembly. I followed the switch and found two metal clips along the way that I pried off with my fingers. The grounding wire was screwed to the frame behind the switch and a little tricky to get to, but with a wrench and some flexibility it came out easily, but don't drop that screw! I removed the old part, and installed the new assembly by attaching the ground wire again and pressing the metal clips back onto the frame. After fastening the control panel again, the washer tested fine and works like new.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Eliot from Cirus Heights, CA

The washing maching would not start.

Diagnosed using a screw driver pushing down on the lid switch. The machine would start if the switch was pushed farther than depressed by lid. Once the part arrived, removed the two screws securing old switch with a phillips screw driver. Then slipping my hand between the basket and the lid using a pocket screw driver to depress one side of electrical plug and my thumb on the other, unplugged from socket and removed from machine. Install the new switch assembly, correctly routed the harness and plugged connector into socket. Repair complete.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Annette from Findlay, OH

Washer would not advance to spin/drain cycle - switch had broken.

My husband actually did the repair while I watched, but I can tell you the basics. He unscrewed the screws at the back of the top panel (where the control knobs are located), then popped back the control panel, revealing two metal clamps. He removed clamps (remembering which way they were to be reinserted), unplugged the old switch, and then slipped off the whole machine casing. He removed the old switch, and installed the new switch with no problem. Our biggest recommendation -- have enough room to wok on the washer. We had to work in a tight space, making it difficult for him to access under the washer casing to install the part.

My husband's comments about the repair -- "pretty easy". And it saved us approx. $180 on a service call. We were happy about that!!

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

Clothes washer would get to the spin cycle and not complete it's cyclce, and just stop. By accident I learned that the lid wasn't staying closed or activating the lid switch throughout it's cycle.

I read through some of the previous repairs, and decided to order the part and do it. I didn't find it as easy as some would lead you to believe. I removed the two top front hold down screws and raised the top part of the washer, then removed the four rear 5/16 sheet metal screws, This allowed me to pry up the rear access panel, which separated from the outside washer housing. I was then able to reach access to the lid switch and wiring harness. After removing the two lid switch screws, a 5/16 screw securing the wiring harness, along with two spring clips the switch and harness came out. I quickly replaced the switch and harness in the reverse order and reassembled the washer. The washer works fine now.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Anthony from New Hyde Park, NY

Machine stopped mid run

2 Screws in back release the control panel. This flips back and reveals the 2 clips. Pry them back with a screw driver and the whole body of the machine comes off easy. Don't forget to release plug from lid switch. 2 screws remove old switch and use them to fasten new switch. Put machine back together in reverse of how you took it apart. It is real easy. Took me 20 minutes start to finish. When trying to put back body of machinedo it with lid open so you can look through and see where bottom lines up. Good Luck!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lea from Guymon, OK

Washing machine stopped 1/2 way through cycle

Online repair tips already listed are pretty accurate, however I did have a little difficulty getting the control panel to lift up. I didn't realize that the two screws recessed at the back of the machine needed to be all the way out before it would move. It doesn't swivel or twist as the previous directions said. you have to shove the entire control panel backwards to slip the hooks out of the slots before you can pick it up and move it out of the way. Once you have that lifted you can get to two brass straps that have to pop out of the top of the machine before the back panel and the front housing can separate. Disconnect the plastic connection to the control switch before you attempt to move the housing. After I got that far it was very easy to replace the old switch with the new one. One screw on the grounding wire and one clip holding it in place along the top of the machine and that's it! Once you get the repair done the operation is done in reverse. The only thing you need to be sure and do is to make sure the notches at the bottom of the machine match up to the slots on the housing otherwise the entire housing is very unstable if you try to move the machine, the fill tube doesn't sit correctly, and the tub isn't in the correct position. In that case take it apart again and try to get the slots and notches matched back up,

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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: robert from winnie, TX

Lid switch

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Vicki from Kendalia, TX

Washing machine would not spin out water in any cycle.

We googled the problem and the how-to-repair came up on the laptop screen and what part we needed to purchased. We ordered it and installed it just as utube explained. And it works like a charm. Yeah!

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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: Carol from Scottsbluff, NE

Washer would pump but not spin out on rinse cycle

I had a repairman come in several months ago and he said eventually I would have to have the lid switch replaced. He wrapped some electrical tape around the old switch and left. He did say when I wanted to replace it, it would cost me $69 for a service call and $129.00 plus tax for the part. I am a 69 year old female on a limited income and when I went to your site I found the part for $35.00 which included shipping. I watched the repair video several times and was confident enough to replace the part myself. I did and I found the hardest of the installation was getting the washer pulled out from the wall. Shipment was here in four days. I am very pleased with the results.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from Selbyville, DE

The whirlpool washer would not advance or spin.

I went online and found the Partselect.com website. I found the potential cause of the washer not advancing through the cycles and ordered the Lid Switch Assembly.It arrived via FedX in two days.I watched the online repair video two times, and followed the instructions. Repair went well; but the washer cabinet is awkward and I was lucky to have my teenage son help me with maneuvering it off and on the machine. All and all, I am thrilled that it works after the repair and would highly recommend Partselect.com

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