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PartSelect Number PS11741780
The lid hinge on your washer is connected to the lid and allows it to open and close. If you find you cannot open or close the lid to your washing machine properly, you may need to replace the lid hinge. This lid hinge is an inch and a half long, all white in color, and it is made entirely of plastic. To complete this repair, you will need a Phillips screwdriver and a putty knife to remove the top of the washer, in order to access the screws that hold the lid hinge in place. Be sure to disconnect the power to the washing machine before beginning this repair.
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:
First I lifted the top of the washer to get access to the screws that held the hinges in place, unscrewed them, removed the broken hinges and put the new ones on, replaced the screws and closed the top. It was very easy. I was amazed that I could still get replacement parts and at such a great price, less than $15.00 with shipping!
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Removed top cover, then removed front cover. Put washer on its side and removed belt. Located motor, noted orientation of retainer wire(v shaped wire that clips motor to frame), removed motor, noted wiring diagram on paper before removing wires from termination points, removed wires. installed new motor, installed wiring, installed wire clip. Turned washer on side and installed new belt. Turned machine on and it worked great.
Removed screw, replaced hinge.
used putty knife to to raise the top, took out two screws, replaced parts , then closed the top.
Hving read some of the tips in regards to this repair I set out with equal parts of confidence & apprehension. The advice of shifting the tub toward the hinge to be removed is in itself the key to the whole procedure. After having done so & wedging a dust pan handle between the tub & frame to first one side & then the other, I removed the entire lid with the hinge & hinge pin assys. attached as ther is not sufficient clearance to slide a servicable hinge pin from a hinge when only one hinge has beeen removed. With the lid completely removed access to the hinge pin(s) is straight forward. I suggest screwing & unscrewing the fastening screw into a new hinge assy before mounting the hinge onto the machine & also using an offset philips screwdriver or ,as I did, a 1/4" drv. ratchet with a #2 philips apex bit which allows for a better feel & more control over the upside down blind operation of removing & replacing the fastening screw into the hinge assy. Hope this helps. Tom
I followed the feed back in the forum from a previous repair. I popped open the top of the Washing and propped it open @ approx. 70 degrees,moved the Tub out of the way and used a small Phillips Scwdrvr to remove the broken part, installing the new parts was a snap, I took the time to use a Q-Tip and petroleum jelly to coat the pin and hinge making it easier and less binding when opening the lid.
First replace the hinge but realized it was actually the hinge pin thar was broken. So we replaced the hinge pin and the hinge on both sides and it works like new. It was only necessary to replace the right hinge pin, but we replaced everything since I had already ordered the parts. Check hinge pin first.
short drive, 90 degree, "star" driver. push tub to side and back to reach lower part of old hinge, remove single screw. (careful not to drop it into the "mechanics" of the tub.) repeat for the other side. remove parts from lid. reassemble new parts onto lid, along with lower hinge parts. secure the lower hinge to door part(s) with masking tape to hold in place. hold lid in place over lower hinge screw holes and start screws by hand. snug up the screws and your done! the 'STAR" screws may be relpaced with similar "phillips" so you wont have to scrounge for a "star" driver the next time.
Lift the top of the washer so you can access the screws that hold the hinges. Replace the hinges,and close the washer top. This is the sescond time we have had to replace the hinges.This lid and hinges are very poorly designed. Instead of opening to the side, it opens straight back. That means when the hinges wear out (and they do because they are plastic), you have to push the lid all the way back to stay open. When you push it all the way back, it hits the control knob and turns off the water. If you are like me, I like to turn the water on and add the soap so it can dissolve before I add the clothes. It is really irritating when you open the lid and the only way for it to stay open is to push it all the way back and the water shuts off. And if you don't push it all the way back, it slams and scares the bejeebers out of you or slams on your fingers.
I replaced both the pin and the hinge. The old screws did not fit these parts nor did either of the parts fit the other part although they were almost identical. Screws should be included with the parts as these are supposed to be replacements. Do not try to order only a pin or a hinge without the other. Delivery was very quick.
It took two of us to move aqnd hold the tub so we could install the hinge. I would not say it was easy to accomplish this.
I found the parts that needed replaced on the Parts Select web sight.I clicked on see install video icon for replacement of the parts that needed replaced and that made the repair real easy.
I lifted top portion of the washer after removing rear attachment screws to obtain access to lid hinge and mounting pins. I unscrewed the broken hinges and pins and installed the new ones.I believe I could have avoided removing the rear attachement screws by sliding a screw driver or flat pry bar under the front panel and lifted the front panel up. The job would have taken much less time.
clicked on how to do it yourself on the part and video showed how to change it.
Once the machine was unplugged, I used the paint scraper to release the top of the washer by inserting it at right front and left front about two inches from the sides. The spring clip's were released and the top swung back on the rear clips . The lid hinges were exposed , removed and replaced with the the screws from the original parts, "as they do not" come with the replacement parts."Replacing first one side" then taking the lid and replacing the parts (pivot parts) attaching the- 2nd lid hinge piece at this time as they will not go together in any other fashion. Snap thewasher top down to close. I would suggest spraying a little silicon spray occaisonally, to avoid the parts failing prematureily. All told about 20 min. to do the job. Don't forget to plug in the washer!
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