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PartSelect Number PS11742021
This part comes with a three-wire lead. 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:
I had to unscrew 2 screws that held the control panel, then remove the 2 end caps, remove 2 screws that held the control panel to the washing machine. I then lifted the control panel and leaned the lower case forward. All this to get access to the ground screw for the lid mount. It sounds like a lot, but actually it was quite simple. I replaced the old switch with a new one and put everything back together just like new. No extra screws or parts that I could not remember where they came from. Thanks Parts Select. Reading the comments from others helped me to realize that I could do the work without worry. The only problem I had was ordering the correct part. That did not happen until I got the correct part number from the old part.
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Honestly, it took more time to figure out how to get at the dang thing than it did to replace the assembly. One screwdriver for the whole project. Very easy to figure out (once I got into the machine casing, anyway).
My wife shut the lid to the washer with something stuck in the lid switch and it broke the pieces that hold the switch to the machine. I backed out the screws and put the new switch in. Couldn't really get to the screw that held the ground in place so I clipped that wire and used a wire nut to splice it to the new switch. Running the wires up to the connection wasn't that hard. Remembering to plug the connection in would have made this a lot quicker. Nice upgrade to the part too. That piece of metal under the switch is sure to keep it from breaking again anytime soon. Thanks.
I unplugged the machine, and i removed the side caps on either side of the control panel; i removed one screw on each side of the control panel. I removed the control panel from the machine. I located the wiring for lid switch and i unplugged it. I installed the new switch the same way the old one was installed just as stated the "PartSelect" instructions.
Before starting I watched the video from your site on exactly how to do the job. I'm glad that it was there because this machine can apart differently that any I have seen before. Following the instuctions made for a simple repair and a happy wife.
After taking he top control panel cover off 2 screws on either side, this allowed me to see the wire harnesses i located the switch lid harness removed it and noticed that the ground is attached towards the front under the top cover of the machine, almost impossible to unscrew the ground without more work, so i put the harness back cut off the the broken switch lid and spliced the new one with the old wiring very easy be sure to match the wires properly as they the same in appearance.
I first removed the control panel to see if I could connect the wires as designed. I soon realized it was much easier just to splice the wires to connect the new part. I did that using a wire cutter, wire connectors and electrical tape and then attached the lid switch to the machine with a phillips head screw driver (2 screws). Toughest part was the small space within which to work. Otherwise, very simple and machine is back to normal operation.
I replaced the lid-switch assembly. I removed the failed lid switch on Monday 12/26 by removing 2 screws on the control panel and pushing it back, then removing the cabinet to access the lid-switch. I then ordered the new part and waited for it to be delivered on 12/28 at about 10:00 A.M. I then installed the new part and reassembled the cabinet and control panel. Removal took about 30 min. and installation took about 30 min. (I was 89 years old on Jan. 3 this year, I have COPD's and on oxygen 24/7} It helped that I had a repair manual, viewed the repair on U-Tube and had replaced the same part on the same washer in 2003.
Watched the video example of the repair on the same site where I purchased the switch. Gathered the tool recommended and completed the repair exactly as modeled in the video. Perfect. No problems.
Removed lid and replaced switch. Easy job
Remove both plastic end caps on control assbly. remove 2 screws holding control assbly. Lift washer casing up and away form washer frame. Remove lid switch harness from washer by lifting the plastic clip up.Remove lid switch wiring harness after removing 2 screws holding switch to washer. Place new switch into hole by squeezing together. Connect wiring from control assbly into new switch receptacle. Attach wiring to clips on side of frame and install switch waser casing with the 2 screws. place washer casing back onto frame and line up with rear panel. make sure sides line up with back. Install 2 screws to secure top control assbly. Replace end caps.
followed video intructions.
It was very helpful to read the reviews of previous customers to diagnose the problem. We were lucky that there was a video for our machine repair. The most helpful portion of the video was showing how to remove the washer casing and where the clips were located. The replacement of the lid switch assembly was simple and took about 10 minutes. It took longer to drain the tub and drag it out of the utility room. While the machine was dismantled I cleaned the tub. The same problem happened to my friend and I shared my knowledge and she now is a happy Partselect customer. This is my fourth experience with Partselect and each one has been a success!
After learning that the lid switch was the culprit and a common problem for this model, I tracked down where to procure another lid switch. You can easily find a repair video on YouTube for this issue as it takes you a step-by-step process of how to dismantle the machine in order to replace the switch. After viewing, I found that the actual task of repair/replacement was much easier than I had thought. 30 minutes later, I was up and running. I think the most amazing aspect of this story was that the "PartSelect" people shipped the part to my address in one day!
Watched repair videos and all went as simple as the videos. Videos are a great part of the selling point THANK YOU
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