Lid Switch

PartSelect Number PS11722098

The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the machine that the lid is closed.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

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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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsWrench (Adjustable)

CustomerDeborah from Charlotte, NC

Dryer wouldn't spend

I didn't do it but a friend of mine did. He removed the screws in the back of the machine and lift that back panel up. and from their he was able to do what needed to be done.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDan from Forest Grove, OR

Washer fills, but "stops" with full basin

Unscrewed two screws at rear of console/controls, flipped up the console on the hinges, unplugged the Molex connector to the console, released the locking clips, pulled the outer shell of the washer forward enough to expose the lid switch, unscrewed it and pulled it out of the retaining clips, then reversed to put everything back together.

I'm in computers and IT, so washing machine repair is a bit out of my general area of expertise. That said, the lid switch is a pretty easy repair and for the cost of a $20 part and a half hour of my time I no longer need to buy a $500 washing machine.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEthan from Houston, TX

Lid switch was not working

I removed the two screws in the lower left and right corners of the control assembly. You then lift the assembly about an inch or two and then tilt it back. Then there are two clips shaped kind of like an S (mine were gold) connecting the back of the washer to the top of the washer. I removed these clips by prying them off with a screwdriver. Be careful, they can shoot out. Then I unhooked the electrical connector which dives into the top (its the only one). You just hold the two clips in and pull it out. Then the entire front panel and top can be pulled away. I pulled it away and then layed it flat on the ground so the front of the washer is laying on the ground and the back of the top is pointing towards the ceiling. Then I used a landry basket to prop the lit open while I went to work. First you remove two screws holding the old lid switch to the top. Then you remove the screw holding the ground wire. Then the whole lid switch assembly comes out and you pry it out from under some clips that wrap it around the bottom of the top. When you remove it, pay attention to which side of the electrical clip (the end of the assemply) faces towards you so you can put the new switch back in the correct position. Then I screwed the new assembly into the top with the two screws. Connected the green ground wire. Fenangled the tupes that protect the wire so that they could fit under the clips, and pushed the electrical connection end of the assembly through the top. Then you put the top and front back where it was, put the clips back (you clean some parts here that probably have not been cleaned in years) and fold the control assembly back down and put the two screws back in the corners. End of story and you just saved $150 bucks on some service technician who would have come see you (after telling you he or she would be there between 12 and 4) then would leave because he needs a part, then you wait two weeks, then he comes back (again between 12 and 4).

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoseph from Naugatuck, CT

Washes ok but no spin

First ,no need to move washer.
Remove 2 screws on bottom front of control panel.
Lift panel up.
Disconnect switch plug from top of cabinet.
Remove 2 gold colored clips under panel by
prying up with 2 screwdrivers.One flathead on
front of clip the other under the center of clip.
Now you can tilt the whole cabinet forward.
Place cabinet on floor.
Remove plug connector,remove top screw to remove retaining clips X 2.
Remove 3 screws holding lid switch and ground
wire.I had to redrill groundwire hole because the
hole stripped.(No biggie if you have a drill.)
By this time you should know how to replace the
switch and cabinet.
Make sure bottom lip of cabinet is under the frame when tilting back up.
Give yourself a high-five.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerStan from Gillette, WY

Old switch was bad.

Lifted the control panel bake and pulled the tub frame forward. I was then able to unattach the lid switch screws at the lid and unconect the plug from the control panel. The new one wnts inf perfectly and the machine is up and running. It takes alittle patience to look and understand how it comes apart but once you see that, the rest is easy. Thanks for the part, Isaved a lot of money!

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