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Switch, Lid

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PartSelect Number PS11745957
Manufacturer Part Number WP8318084
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part is found in your washer. The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the machine that the lid is closed. This part includes the green grounding wire. If your machine is having trouble starting, is not agitating, spinning, or is not draining properly, this could be because the lid switch has broken. You will need a 5/16-inch nut driver for this repair. The package will contain one lid switch. You will need to access the back of the washer, and remove the two Phillips screws that hold the top back panel in place. Slide the panel forward to release. Use your nut driver to loosen the screw that holds the ground wire in place. Lift the lid of the washer to release the old lid switch.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, Inglis, Estate, Crosley, Amana, KitchenAid, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not drain.
  • Burning smell.

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Question:

My washer will not advance itself through the cycles unless i manually push it in, and turn it to the next cycle. Does it sound like the lid switch, or the dial itself? Thank you in advance

Dominic
Answer:

Hi Dominic, Thank you for your inquiry. If your timer is not advancing the lid switch is the most common part that will fix the issue. Some other parts you may have to look at as well are the timer, the water level control, the timer knob and skirt, the drain pump and the water inlet valve. For the electrical parts, I would use a multimeter to check the continuity on each of them. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Larry from WILLMAR, MN

Washer would not start adjutating unless I opened and closed the lid a few times.

Unplugged the main power. Removed the 2 screws in the back and top of the control panel. Pulled control panel forward and tipped towards me to remove from top of washer. Removed the ground wire screw with a socket/ratchet. Removed the switch by pressing the tap inwards. The tab was brittle and broke. Replaced the switch, ground wire with screw and the control panel. I notice that the 2 screws which secure the switch lever/hinge to the lid were loose. These 2 loose screws were actually the problem in the first place. The loose lever was not making good contact with the switch. I think the switch was actually fine but since I broke the tab on the switch I needed to replace it anyhow. Plugged in power cord and washed a load.

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4 of 6 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: Richard from Austin, TX

Washer drained, but would not spin

I watch the video... that simple!

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5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: luis from ocoee, AL

Washer would fill with water but not turn on

Removed control assembly found lid switch. Had to unscrew ground wire from warsher popped clip on old switch came right out. Had to play with lid in order to remove. Popped new switch in screwed ground wire. Reinstalled control panel,plugged in and the way it went. Trouble shot with parts direct made it easy and saved me 350 dollars(new washer)

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Nels from SOUTH HAVEN, MI

Washer would fill but not agitate. Lifting and closing lid would eventually get it started. Lid switch bad

unplug washer. -remove two phillips head screws and two nut head screws holding control panel. -lift up control panel. -remove nut head screw on ground wire of switch. -release and remove switch. - put in new switch. - connect ground wire. -replace control panel and screws. -plug in washer. (depending on location of your washer move it to gain access to screws on back of control panel.- once done move washer back.)

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4 of 8 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: Charles from Terre Haute, IN

No spin or agitation

I removed four srews holding the control panel and laid it to the side, then removed a screw holding the ground on and disconnected the electrical connection. The lid needs to be open to remove the switch. Just remove the switch and reverse sequence. To replace the coupling , I laid over the washer and removed two screws holding the straps connecting the motor to the transmission. After seperating, I pulled off old couplings and reinstalled the new ones on both the motor and transmission. I had to tap couplings on. Then reversed the installation and set backup and tried it out. It worked great.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Gene from N PROVIDENCE, RI

Washer would not enter spin cycles.

Went on-line for help.found parts select website.referred to your service videos.discovered solution to problem.bought proper part.arrived in excellent condition.watched another video for how to install the part.completed repair in about one hour.washer operating back to normal again. this site is a one stop answer/parts shop. thank you .

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jessica from Jewett, NY

Washer would not start consistently when lid was closed. Water filled, but cycle would not start

Unplug the washer. Used flat blade screwdriver under each end of the control housing on top of the machine. This popped the spring clips and allowed the control housing to be lifted up and rotated out of the way. Once out of the way, lift clip on wiring harness to lid switch, then pull the harness off. Use nutdriver to remove screw holding ground wire in place. Open lid of the machine. Pinch tab on back of the lid switch and rotate the switch up and out of the machine. Insert the new switch in the same manner, making sure that the machine lid remains open until the switch snaps into place. Attach ground wire using screw removed earlier and nutdriver. Clip wiring harness back in place. Close the lid and then rotate the control housing downward, and press on both ends to re-engage the spring clips which hold it down.

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from ATLANTA, GA

Bad lid sensor

Ordered and replaced the sensor. Fairly simple. Washer runs good now. Thank you!

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3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Kenneth from Carmel, IN

The machine would cycle properly all the time.

I read the experiences of others on this site and determined that the problem was probably the lid switch. Used others experience in taking the panel off and removed the old switch and inserted the new one. The post to be sure to have the lid open was good and probably saved me some time. Overall, the fix was simple and the problem appears to have been solved. The lid switch got here the day after I ordered it and that was great service. Better than paying for a service call or new washer.

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3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: james from Cumming, GA

Washer wouldn't come on, power turned on but no action

removed the top cover (with all the knobs on it) by releasing the holds in the back
removed the screw holding the lid in place
pinched the snap and removed the part

pinched the snap on the new one and seated in in the hole
screwed in the screw (lol)
turned on the washer

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Joel from Tompkinsville, KY

Washer would do nothing

I never have and never will claim to be a mechanic. my wife said it had to be the lid switch. After opening and closing the lid I agreed. Took 2 screws out of back of top panel lifted control panel out of way and there was the lid switch just as part select custumers had said. $100 repairman fix, and I fixed it for a little over $20.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: kathy from mccomb, MS

Water fill up but then stopped.

did not see how it was done husband and son put it together

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