Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

PartSelect Number PS350434

Manufacturer Part Number 3949247
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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 drain.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will not start.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not fill with water.
  • Lid or door will not open.
  • Not draining.
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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoseph from Naugatuck CT

Washes ok but no spin

First ,no need to move washer.
Remove 2 screws on bottom front of control panel.
Lift panel up.
Disconnect switch plug from top of cabinet.
Remove 2 gold colored clips under panel by
prying up with 2 screwdrivers.One flathead on
front of clip the other under the center of clip.
Now you can tilt the whole cabinet forward.
Place cabinet on floor.
Remove plug connector,remove top screw to remove retaining clips X 2.
Remove 3 screws holding lid switch and ground
wire.I had to redrill groundwire hole because the
hole stripped.(No biggie if you have a drill.)
By this time you should know how to replace the
switch and cabinet.
Make sure bottom lip of cabinet is under the frame when tilting back up.
Give yourself a high-five.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerLea from Guymon OK

Washing machine stopped 1/2 way through cycle

Online repair tips already listed are pretty accurate, however I did have a little difficulty getting the control panel to lift up. I didn't realize that the two screws recessed at the back of the machine needed to be all the way out before it would move. It doesn't swivel or twist as the previous directions said. you have to shove the entire control panel backwards to slip the hooks out of the slots before you can pick it up and move it out of the way. Once you have that lifted you can get to two brass straps that have to pop out of the top of the machine before the back panel and the front housing can separate. Disconnect the plastic connection to the control switch before you attempt to move the housing. After I got that far it was very easy to replace the old switch with the new one. One screw on the grounding wire and one clip holding it in place along the top of the machine and that's it! Once you get the repair done the operation is done in reverse. The only thing you need to be sure and do is to make sure the notches at the bottom of the machine match up to the slots on the housing otherwise the entire housing is very unstable if you try to move the machine, the fill tube doesn't sit correctly, and the tub isn't in the correct position. In that case take it apart again and try to get the slots and notches matched back up,

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerStan from Gillette WY

Old switch was bad.

Lifted the control panel bake and pulled the tub frame forward. I was then able to unattach the lid switch screws at the lid and unconect the plug from the control panel. The new one wnts inf perfectly and the machine is up and running. It takes alittle patience to look and understand how it comes apart but once you see that, the rest is easy. Thanks for the part, Isaved a lot of money!

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerVicki from Kendalia TX

Washing machine would not spin out water in any cycle.

We googled the problem and the how-to-repair came up on the laptop screen and what part we needed to purchased. We ordered it and installed it just as utube explained. And it works like a charm. Yeah!

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerCarol from Scottsbluff NE

Washer would pump but not spin out on rinse cycle

I had a repairman come in several months ago and he said eventually I would have to have the lid switch replaced. He wrapped some electrical tape around the old switch and left. He did say when I wanted to replace it, it would cost me $69 for a service call and $129.00 plus tax for the part. I am a 69 year old female on a limited income and when I went to your site I found the part for $35.00 which included shipping. I watched the repair video several times and was confident enough to replace the part myself. I did and I found the hardest of the installation was getting the washer pulled out from the wall. Shipment was here in four days. I am very pleased with the results.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerWilliam from Selbyville DE

The whirlpool washer would not advance or spin.

I went online and found the Partselect.com website. I found the potential cause of the washer not advancing through the cycles and ordered the Lid Switch Assembly.It arrived via FedX in two days.I watched the online repair video two times, and followed the instructions. Repair went well; but the washer cabinet is awkward and I was lucky to have my teenage son help me with maneuvering it off and on the machine. All and all, I am thrilled that it works after the repair and would highly recommend Partselect.com

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerzoya from High point NC

My washer machine would rinse or spin

My 14 year old son unscrewed the top part of where the switches are on the machine for controling water and off and on button. He unscrewed the two sides and removed the top part then moved the drum and took the old switch off and put the new one on. It took about 7 min.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set

CustomerDarin from Nicholasville KY

Would not pump out water in a timely manner, if ever

Remove power(unplug) open console remove clips take off cover remove pump clips remove pump from hoses install new pump install hoses replace cover (good luck) replace clips replace console Reconnect power (plug in) test to find you need a lid switch order lid switch replace lid switch in the same fashion as the pump wash clothes until something else breaks!

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMartin from Somerville MA

Whirlpool washer fails to drain/spin

I can add relatively little to the excellent writeups already offered by others for lid switch replacement in this washer, but diagnosing the problem is not perfectly well outlined in all.

In my case, it was very straightforward. The starting symptom was failure of the washer to either drain or spin in any cycle (regular, delicate, hand wash) although it agitated fine.

A little thought revealed that both drain and spin depend on the lid being closed, no matter which cycle is selected. This tended to exclude a timer problem (which might be only on one of the cycles) or a pump problem (since the machine should still spin normally if you advance the timer manually). I can't guarantee this is perfect reasoning, but it worked here for me.

It therefore made sense to look for the lid switch, which is on the right side of the opening to the tub and is tripped by a nylon pin that sticks down from the right side of the lid.

Feeling just under the metal top plate of the washer at the right side of the tub opening, it was immediately obvious that the switch assembly was very loose. Its top completely broke free from the two screws holding it in as I felt for it. This left the switch, which still worked perfectly well, hanging in midair so the lid pin couldn't trip it. I suspect this is a fairly common mode of failure.

Seeing this allowed me a temporary fix for several days until I received the replacement part. I simply tied the switch closed using a nylon zip tie to make the machine think the lid was closed. Using a second tie, I reattached the whole switch assembly to the metal top plate so it didn't drop anywhere it shouldn't go. How to do this will be pretty obvious if you look at where the lid pin goes through the top plate.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMeadow from Sebastopol CA

The washer stopped full of water. The lid switch had broken.

I unscrewed the 2 screws on the back of the console (part with the knobs), and then flipped the console back. Unplug the plug the connector that is coming out of the top of the washer. This connects the lid switch to the washer. Use a screw driver to pop off the brass S brackets that attach the washer housing to the washer back panel. Remove the washer housing by tilting it toward you when standing in front of the washer. When the housing is on the floor, you can see the lid switch inside the top of the washer housing. Remove the old lid switch and then replace it with the new one. Reassemble the washer in the opposite order. Replacing the housing was the hardest part of the whole process. Be sure to catch the lip of the FRONT of the washer housing UNDER the frame that the washer is sitting on. The sides of the housing should go on top of the frame. Patience is a virtue on this part.

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerPhil from Frisco TX

Washer would not spin

removed 2 screws in front of dial and switch display... then 2 screws behind display.... pulled whole washing machine cover from top back foward and cover came loose unscrewed lid switch and replace... very simple

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard from Bakersfield CA

After filling, did not drain, spin, or timer advance to next cycle

1. Removed wet clothing, evacuated water using Python No Spill Aquarium Maintenance System. No mess or water on the floor. 2. Turned off hot & cold water supplies, and unplug unit before moving. 3. Removed unit water supply hoses, and moved unit. The drain hose remained attached while moving to prevent spills. 4. Removed unit from laundry room, and took to the garage on a dolly.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJan from Sunrise FL

Washer wouldn't drain or spin but washed fine

I checked the lid switch and it looked a little wobbly so, I figured this was the problem. Ordered the part from parts.com (so easy) Took the back off the washer which was a little challenging. unscrewed the 2 screws holding the lid switch and reached down and removed the wiring attached to the switch from the clamp and unplugged it from the housing.Inserted the new switch replaced the screws and plugged it in very easy. The hard part was putting the back on the washer. It was a little difficult because of the 2 metal clamps that hold the back, otherwise very easy. I am a girl and I did it!!

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  • Lid Switch Assembly with Leads

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerBarbara from Dry Ridge KY

Washer quit spinning

After taking the washer apart, it was quite easy installing the lid switch assembly. The most time consuming part of the job was taking the washer apart and then putting it back together. The replacement part was installed easily and rather quick. Instructions came with it.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerMarjorie from Kitty Hawk NC

Timer was not advancing

My husband did the repair. It was very easy and he had no trouble at all. Now my washing machine works again like a charm. Thank you so much. M. Shea

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