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Lid Switch

PartSelect Number PS886960

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 grounding wire.

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.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not drain.
  • Burning smell.
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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerClint from Kansas City KS

Washer wouldn't run

I removed the two screws on the back of the control panel. The control panel then flips back. The switch is on the left side. To remove the switch, I first detached the wire to the control panel and unscrewed the grounding wire. The new switch drops right in. I had a little trouble getting it in until I realized the washer lid had to be open. A little awkward but once it's in you can shut the lid and then I reattached the wire from the control panel and screwed in the grounding wire. Pretty easy. $20 for the part (with shipping) and 15 minutes. Way cheaper than a repairman.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMartin from Cleveland TN

Washer would not run

First, I removed the two screws that hold the back-top in place. I removed the top to get to the control timer. I replaced the control timer with a new part and replaced the lid switch (which I broke removing the old one). Put it all back together and still nothing. I removed the two spring U clamps at the top back that hold the entire casing in place. I removed the casing. I checked out the wires leading to the motor and the white wire showed signs of a burn. When touching this wire it broke off. I used a pigtale from the connector to the old wire, soldered it in place and put it all back together AND, WOW, LUCKY ME it has been working since.
The parts I ordered on Monday, came to my house the next day and I did not pay for additonal shipping. I returned the timer and the $ was credited to my account in about one week. Partsselect is about the best experience I have had on the internet.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerpeter from bethesda MD

Washer full of water, wouldn't cycle

Although your website mentioned removing 2 screws to open the control panel, it took a while to realize there were 2 screws and 2 hex nut screws to open it followed by 15 minutes of efforts to release the control panel from the top of the washer by sliding it forward. After that it took 2 minutes to replace the switch; the web comment of keeping the lid open was helpful.
Unfortunately, the lid switch was not the problem; replacing the timer did the trick, was very easy with the control panel already opened and required the purchase of 1/4 and 3/16 hex nut drivers.
Parts, shipping and tools cost $110 but the success of the repair with your parts and advice was priceless.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGEORGE from VACAVILLE CA

Lid switch failed - machine filled but stopped

I bought the manual and the switch. I found the manual to be rather generic version that caused problems from the start because the screws to remove the control panel were not in the location shown. Once I had the machine disassembled, removing and replacing the switch was a very simple task. I took time to clean inside the cabinet. That took an extra few minutes. If I had to do this job again today, it could be done in less than 30 minutes. Note: there was a sheet metal screw on the back of the cabinet, left side, near bottom This screw was also not noted in the manual and when I pulled the cabinet forward, the screw was torn out and the cabinet bent slightly. No major damage,

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerFrank from brunswick GA

Lid switch stopped workin

Unplug washing machine from electrical outlet. Remove two screws that go at a 45 degree angle into the top of washer from behind control panel. Pull panel console towards you and then up. unplug lid switch from wire harness. It's in upper left corner of the washer. A little awkward but lid must be open. pull switch up from top of washer. insert new one, it just clips in, then plug back into harness. Re mount control console and you are done.

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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPedro from Riviera Beach FL

Washer machine wouldn't start

First I removed the two screws holding the main controller located on the back. I then slide forward the hole controller and I pulled out. Disconnected switch located on your left. (remember to place down washing machine lid before installing the new switch.)

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJill from Alexandria LA

Washer lid switch worked sometime, sometime not

First, I'm so excited that this site exists because I knew that the problem was minor and I didn't want to pay the outrageous housecall price of a repairman. I read other customers' experiences on how they fixed the problem and that made it sooo easy! Basically unscrewed the screws on the far left and right on the top panel, folded it down toward front, unscrewed and unplugged the ground wire and replaced the part. Someone else had warned that the lid should be open to remove it and that was a huge time-saver. Thanks so much! The part was broken because of very poor design. The part actually worked fine, but the piece of thin plastic that held the part in place broke. Back to the drawing board Whirlpool.

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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerChrista J from ElDorado Springs MO

Stopped working only filled with water.

Fast simple and supper easy! Please do not waist your time or money on repairmen that rip you off. You are garunteed all the way or your money back from Parts Select. Go to your model number than read a few stories of others to better pin point your problem then order part and your item will ship fast I had my part on the 2nd day of the order. Do not be fooled you can do it easily! I have order twice and both items went smoothly and took less then 10 minutes to put in. Thanks Parts Select for making it possible for the little guys and supporting them and not the big rip off scammers. I will be back when needed. May you continue in your good deed! C.S.

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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerTimothy from Saint Louis MO

Washer would not agitate when lid was closed

The only tricky part was figuring out how to get to the part. There were only two screws that seemed likely candidates to pop off the control panel (on the back at the corners). Fortunately for me the obvious answer was the right one...the panel lifted up and the new part went in - very easy.

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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJeremy from Marengo IA

Washer wouldn't start up after filling & closing lid

First I loosened the 2 screws on the outside of the top control assembly with a philips screwdriver. Then I took out the 2 other screws toward the top on the back with a socketwrench.Next I removed the top so I could access the switch. After that I removed the broken switch and unhooked from wire hareness. I then hooked up the new switch and snapped into place. Last I put the top back on and screwed into place.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerCharles 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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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJeff from Ventura CA

My washer stopped mid-cycle and acted completely dead

I thought the click of the lid switch sounded different so I pulled the top console and tested it for continuity in both positions and found none. When I by-passed the switch the washer started up, so I knew what the problem was. There are four screws involved to remove the console which reveals the lid switch to the left side. There's a single screw for a ground wire but the switch itself is simply snapped in place after disconnecting the wire harness plug (must be done with the lid open btw).

I was lucky to diagnose the problem accurately so that the first thing I suspected turned out to be the problem!

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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench set

Customerluis 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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  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Covington LA

Washer would not wash,spin or drain.

I thought that the lid switch was the problem why the washer would not perform the drain or spin cycle. I broke the lid switch by moving the wires around. I rigged it so my daughter could use it by screwing a screw in the switch til the new one came in. After a few days, the machine stopped working again as stated above with the motor. I purchased a new Whir-pool washer for her and later found a white wire that connects to the electric motor was burnt around the connector in that only one tiny wire was still attached. I reconnected the wire in the connector and the washer started working again.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerKenneth 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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