Quick Question!

Have you ever purchased from PartSelect.com before?

Lid Switch Assembly

Compare At

$36.64

You Save

$6.11

Your Price

$30.53
Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

PartSelect Number PS11742021
Manufacturer Part Number WP3949238
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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: Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not drain.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not fill with water.

Videos For installing this part.

Questions & Answers

Ask our experts a question on this part and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.4 / 5.0, 54 reviews What's this?
 

1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Howard D. from Springfield, VA

Washer would not spin in any spin cycle.

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.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Stephen from Storrs, CT

Broken lid switch

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.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gary from Baytown, TX

Lid switch stop working washer would not spin or drain

Removed lid and replaced switch. Easy job

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Howard from Norridgewock, ME

Lid switch had broken and was kept open so that washer would run thru all cycles even with lid open. This created a safety problem.

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.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: william from Roanoke, VA

Would not spin or empty

followed video intructions.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Pamela from Boca Raton, FL

Washing machine did not advance to the spin cycle

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!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Gregory from Fiddletown, CA

Machine mysteriously stopped at spin cycle

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!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: JImmy from Riverbank, CA

Replace cogs and lid switch

Watched repair videos and all went as simple as the videos. Videos are a great part of the selling point THANK YOU

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: ERICK from AUSTIN, TX

Washer wouldn't spin

First I replaced the pump which was clogged and would not drain the machine. That repair was easy and took about 30 minutes. The machine still would not drain or spin and I discovered the lid switch was broken. I ordered one of those too, and the replacement was easy. The hardest part was figuring out how the spring clips went back on. I found a video for that too. I found videos for everything. Partselect gave excellent service. I am in Texas and received delivery (non-express) in one day each time from their Oklahoma facility.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Brandon from Kankakee, IL

Washer would not spin but every other cycle functioned

The repair was extremely simple. After disconnecting the power I unscrewed and lifted the mechanical assembly off the top and pulled the outer casing back. I was able to get in through the lid opening to unscrew the ground screw followed by the screws holding the lid switch in place. After removing the entire piece everything went right back in place as it came out. The only issue I had was with one of the clips holding the wires in place. It came off and I had to push it back in rather hard to keep the wiring in place. Otherwise, this was the easiest repair I've ever done.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from Irvine, CA

Lid switch broken - would not start spin cycle

Followed the instructions on the Parts Select video - went pretty much as shown on video - except reinstalling washer outer body back onto frame was a little more difficult to line up properly than shown on video.

Probably wouldn't have tried to do this myself without the video - it would have taken me a long time to figure out how to get to the switch.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Carol from Golden Valley, MN

Broken contact

we did it exactly as the video demonstrated and it worked great! Thanks so much for the video!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: louis from hyde park, MA

Washer not working when lid was closed and dial was turned to wash.

I watched the video and it was easy to replace switch. The only problem i had was moving the shell back into position onto the frame,but i eventually made it work.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Randy from Apple Valley, MN

Pump leaking, lid switch failed previously and was jumpered

I started by unplugging the machine and turned the water off.

Then I removed the washing machine sheet metal outside by removing the top screws, spring clips, and flipped the control panel up. Then lifted the sheet metal cover off of the entire machine for good access.

Next, I removed the hoses from the pump, then I popped the retaining clips off of the pump. Worst part was pulling the pump off of the motor shaft due to corrosion. Had to use a pair of screw drivers for leverage after a few taps with the rubber hammer to break the corrosion loose. Once I got the pump off, I ground the corrosion with a Craftsman rotary tool with a wire wheel.

The new pump went on pretty easily -- I put a little light grease on the shaft to help with installation, and hope that the corrosion adhere as bad the next time. I reinstalled the clips and installed the water lines to the pump.

Next, I attacked the lid switch. The old switch came off pretty easily with just 2 screws, pulled the wire routing clips off and disconnected the wire connector from the sheet metal. Installation was pretty simple as I installed the switch with the two screws, and routed the wire as it was before. I pulled the jumper wire that I had installed previously.

I installed the sheet metal cover for the washer and flipped the control panel down. I plugged the washing machine back in and turned on the water.

I ran the machine through a quick ops check and found that the pump was not leaking and the lid switch worked fine. Since I was satisfied with the repair I installed the screws from the control panel to the metal chassis and then installed the plastic fairings over the top.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Robert from Palmdale, CA

My machine would not spin dry

I simply followed the instructions given on the handy video posted on the web site. The clutch came out and went back in just like in the video. It was fool proof.
Thanks,
Robert; Palmdale CA.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11742021
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3949238
Brand Model Number Description
Kenmore11015732400Washer
Kenmore11015842400Washer - Kenmore Washing Machine
Kenmore11015852400Washer
Kenmore11015862400Washer
Kenmore11015864400Washer
Kenmore11016512690Washer
Kenmore11016512691Washer
Kenmore11016512692Washer
Kenmore11016611690Washer
Kenmore11016611691Washer
Kenmore11016611692Washer
Kenmore11016612690Washer
Kenmore11016612691Washer
Kenmore11016612692Washer
Kenmore11019422200Washer
Kenmore11020402990Washer
Kenmore11020412990Washer
Kenmore11020412991Washer
Kenmore11020422990Washer
Kenmore11020422991Washer
Kenmore11020432990Washer
Kenmore11020432991Washer
Kenmore11020442990Washer
Kenmore11020442991Washer
Kenmore11020602990Washer
Kenmore11020602991Washer
Kenmore11020602992Washer
Kenmore11020612990Washer
Kenmore11020612991Washer
Kenmore11020622990Washer