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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:
Unscrewed switch from top then opened washer from top and back and replaced switch on top inside
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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.
removed 2 screws panel to top. Slid panel out and disconnected about 3-4 connectors and a hose to the water level switch. Removed clips from the top to back . Undid connector that is pushed thru sheet metal top (this is the end of the pigtail of the part I replaced). pried harness from two clips securing to the underside of the top after leaning the "shell" forward. Disconnected the ground wire, and 2 screws holding switch to inside of lid. once installed reverse procedure. ****NOTE when putting back together: make sure the bottom of the cabinet lines up with the "channels" in the base, and the back lines up with the back of the case. If not there is no strength to move the washer around.
First I opened up the control console by removing two screws - this allowed access to the connector at the end of the part harness. 2nd I removed the agitator so I could get my head down inside the chamber to see the clips that held the wires in place. Then I removed the part and replaced it with the new one dressing the wire through the two clips, up through the hole to the above mentioned connector. Reassembled all.
Had to unattach the top control console from the cabinet by unscrewing two screws on either side on the back, tabs holding them down -- had to hold them as you unscrew and pull them out. Carefully loosen three tabs on either side holding the panel down by pushing it forward a bit; then snap out two clips holding the back panel to the cabinet using a flathead screwdriver to pry it up being sure to keep it from flying off. Unplug the cable and pull it out from underneath after pushing the side tab down that hold it in place. Carefully ull out the outer cabinet shell to get to the switch assembly clipped underneath the top. There were two clips keeping the cabling in place. Loosen the grounding screw holding the grounding wire from the switch housing. Loosen the two screws holding the switch housing in place.I was so fortunate to find a video that educated me before I attempted the fix. I had to refer to it in putting things back together because I found I had ordered the wrong switch and had to wait for the correct part.When I called for return information and to order the right part number, the Customer Rep was VERY nice and patient and I received the second order very promptly. Four days after I called, I now have the machine in great working condition -- spinning and draining like new!
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