Lid Switch

PartSelect Number PS2021349

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 Start.
  • Will not agitate.
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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJason from Aberdeen MD

Washing machine shut off at begining of cycle

The washing machine was full of clothes, water, and detergent when it decided to stop working. I pulled the washer away from the wall (I recommend using two people for this), and removed the back access panel (two screws at the top and bottom). With the washer plugged into the wall outlet I used a multimeter to test electrical distribution through the system. Power goes directly to the Lid Switch from the outlet and is disrtibuted to the washer from this point. When I physically engaged the Lid Switch power was not distributed to the system. This told me that the switch was bad. I unplugged the washer from the wall outlet, then removed the Lid Switch.

To remove the Lid Switch, disconnect the wire connection by pulling straight up, pull back then up on the Lid Switch and it should slide out.

Keep in mind when this happened it was 8 or 9 pm, no supply depots open. I don't recommend an amateur performing this, but in order for me to get the clothes washed I made a jumper wire, composed of two wires twisted together at one end, (wires need to be of equal or greater gauge). I inserted the twisted end of the jumper wire into the black wire port of the Lid Switch wiring connector, then inserted one of the wires into the red wire port and one into the yellow wire port of the connector. Making sure the jumper wire did not make contact between the red and yellow, I plugged in the washer. The washer completed the cycle.

Installing the Lid Switch, reverse removal.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerInes from West Babylon NY

Had placed clothes, water and detergent in machine but it did not start the cycle.

I am a woman (small) very low on funds and could not see myself spending $140 plus parts. I found your website and was able to determine the cause of the problem, since it did not appear the solution would be too difficult to accomplish I ordered the two parts that could be causing the problem. The parts were delivered in 2 days and I was able to do the repair in less than 15 mins I only used the lid switch. The old parts do just snap out and you snap the new one in. Thank you so much for your site. In these economic times you are a godsend.
Keep up the great work and again thank you!

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