Lid Switch Assembly

PartSelect Number PS334600

This part makes sure that the lid is shut before allowing the machine to start or agitate.

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 drain.
  • Will not start.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerThomas from Addison NY

Wouldn't spin. Switch cracked, not allowing contact

Unplug power cord. Remove two screws at bottom front corners of control panel. Flip control panel up. Unplug switsh connector where it comes up through top of waser.Use large screwdriver to unlatch two spring clips from washer top. pull washer cabinet forward and lay on floor. Remove two screws from switch. Use plyers to remove spring clips holding wire jacket along edge of body. unclip wire connector from lid. replace new switch and clips. stand washer cabinet up and reinstall spring clips to connect cabinet and back. Plug in switch connector. replace control panel and two screws.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerThomas from Sheppton PA

Washer would not pump out the water.

I've worked in maintenance for almost 4o years, but working on this Roper machine was a lesson in humility. Knowing that most motors have a start switch, and the motor must turn the pump, which has been a problem on other appliances that I have repaired, I decided to proceed to look at the motor first. With no manual or schematic I proceeded with caution and my future son-in-laws assistance.
Removing a few screws at the back of the appliance allowed us to peek into the cabinet to see that the motor had no belt, but was a direct drive unit. The pump was located in the front of the machine near where your feet would be. Access was impossible from the rear. Wires and wire harness were attached to the back panel like levers and ropes in a sophisticated snare trap, one thing holding two other things in a web. After removing all the "stuff", we still could not remove the external cabinet from the frame, which hopefully would allow us a better view of the pump and motor. As we discovered to more bastard screws holding the outer cabinet on the frame we were able to remove the shell, with just a weeee bit of blood letting. The edges of the sheet metal are very sharp! So the screws were removed and the shell fell off the front like wiggling jello falls to the floor, but with a lot more noise.
Uncovering the misplaced pump allowed us to prove that there were no obstuctions in the pump or lines. The motor switch checked good with the ohm meter, so that directed us to the other control circuit components. One of those components is the lid switch. The switch tested open, when activated. This was a easy replacement after we had field stripped the machine to discover that all the work on the cabinet was unnecessary, the switch could have been replaced through the top around the tub. So having a good manual, could have saved us lots of work. But who needs it when you have all the time in the world, yeh right!

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Prospect CT

Washer would not drain

Sure enough, the problem was the Lid Switch Assembly. The repair is easy enough. Hardest part, like others have said, is taking apart the washer. There actually is no "frame". Just a base at the bottom, back panel, and shell with lid attached.

Biggest "gotcha" I had was I mistakenly removed two screws from the bottom of the back panel. This caused the back to come off of the base which was a headache to get back on.

Also, the wiring harness connector was different from what the washer used. But this was easily fixed by splicing the old connector to the new assembly.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJessica from Austin TX

Washer wouldn't spin or drain

I am a 26 year old female with no history of appliance repair. I used youtube videos and how-to websites to learn how to disassemble my machine. (unplug from wall, remove two screws, two brackets, unplug & unscrew old lid switch.) The white case easily removes and you can see how the lid switch is attached and put the new one in its place. reattach all plugs and screws. I saved near 100$ by doing this myself and it wasn't difficult.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customersteve from Russellville AR

Washing machine would not spin during spin cycle

I remove two screws from the right and left side from the front of electronics cover. Then lifted the cover and tilted it back on its hinges to reveal the timer and to keep it out of the way. I unplugged the connector located in the center at the back of the top cover of the machine. This is the connector for the lid switch. I removed the fount and side covers of the machine. They are attached together. I tilted the top and sides forward to and slide forward to remove them together. (Sides, fount and top come off together.) I found it easier to lay fount panel down on the floor to remove switch. I removed two screws holding the switch from underneath the lid cover. Look for the hole that the plunger goes through on the right side of the lid. I removed connector that was located in the middle of the top of the machine by pushing in on the side of the connector and sliding out of its slot. ( notice how the connector is facing in the slot) Remove ground wire from screw. Remove wires from under clips. Reverse to install switch.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMarvin from Mableton GA

Trouble starting when lid closed

Removed lid to rear control panel. Disconnected plug going to it from assembly switch. Openned lid to washing machine and guided my hand from beginning to end to understand where i was going to work. There was a small screw i had to take out and had to be very careful not to let it drop inside the washer (kind of difficult). Once out placing it in was ok. The hard part was screwing the small screw again.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTom from Parkersburg WV

Washing machine would stop at the end of each cycle and would only restart by applying pressure to lid in the area of the lid switch.

Received new lid switch in two days. Great service.
Pulled power plug and removed screws, on back of machine, and tilted shell forward far enough to remove the old lid switch. Two screws on switch, two clips, ground wire, and wire harness plug. Entire replacement took less than 30 minutes.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

Customerjoe from catonsville MD

Washer would not spin,everything else worked fine

the safety switch on the lid was broken,ordered a replacement from parts select.I was expecting it 3-5 buss days it was delivered in 2 days.changed the switch using the attached directions,washer is working fine,I was surprised at the quick delivery

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGARY from FORT MEADE FL

Lid switch damaged

I FIRST REMOVED THE DAMAGED SWITCH REMAINS. INSTALLED THE NEW LID SWITCH IN IT'S PLACE. CUT AND STRIPPED THE TWO WIRES ABOUT 6 INCHES FROM THE SWITCH, ON BOTH OLD AND NEW. AND SLIPPED ON THE SHRINK TUBING AND SOLDERED THE CONTROL WIRES TO THE NEW SWITCH WIRES,HEATED THE SHRINK TUBING, SLIPPED THE HARD PLASIC COVERING OVER THE CONNECTIONS AND SECURED THE WIRING BACK IN PLACE. IT SEEMED TO ME THAT THIS METHOD WAS EASIER AND QUICKER THAN HOOKING UP THE PLUG.LESS WORK INVOLVED TO ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULT...WIFE SAYS THE WASHER NOW WORKS JUST PERFECTLY.------ALSO I MIGHT ADD THAT THE DELIVERY VIA UPS WAS EXTREMLY QUICK. THANK YOU.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJim from Temple Terrace FL

The lid switch failed.

Got on-line to look for Whirlpool parts using model number and serial number of washing machine. Located the part and ordered it. Received in 2 days. After reading the comments of how others replaced the same part I was able to do the repair.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLUIS from STAMFORD CT

Washer no star

Power ok,motor not work

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerpatrick from hilliard OH

Not completing wash cycle unless lid switch depressed with screwdriver

disconnected from power
pulled unit clear of wall
removed 2 screws behind lid holding control top to outside covering
tilted back control assembly
used screwdriver to pop out large retaining clips
worked outside covering loose from seals on back and tilted entire covering (including lid) out and away
vacuumed, cleaned and inspected
used screwdriver to remove lid switch and pop harness from under 2 retaining clips
removed ground wire
reversed for installation and re-assembly

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerpete from tioga ND

Wouldn't drain or anything

replacing the switch was easy but the plug in the switch didn't match the switch on the washer. thats where the boxcutter came in modified the plug to fit

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  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerIrvin from Lebanon PA

Washer wouldn't run because of switch

Unscrewed switch from top then opened washer from top and back and replaced switch on top inside

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRobert from Stanley NM

Washing machine would not go into spin cycle and pump water out. Broken lid switch

Standard operation, disassembled wacher housing for access to switch. Instead of useing the plastic protective shield in 1/2 I used the old one for the side section and half of the new plastic going to the switch infront.

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