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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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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

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

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDwane from Cincinnati OH

The wash cycle did not start.

First I removed the plastic panels on each side the control panel. Each side was secured by a phillips screw. Once the screws were removed the side panels were easily removed. I tilted the panel back to the rear of the washing machine to expose the lid switch. I first took a picture with my camera phone to ensure installing the switch correctly. I removed a small screw that secured a green ground wire. The lid switch was removed by lifting the plastic catch with a flathead (or slot) screwdriver and uplugging the switch. Reverse the steps and install the new switch. Secure and tighten the green ground wire. The lid must be lifted to properly seat the lid's guide arm into the lid switch. Replace the side panels and tighten the phillip screws. Test the wash cycle using a low water level. It took me 5 minutes to install this part. I am a attorney not a mechanic.

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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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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJoel from Tompkinsville KY

Washer would do nothing

I never have and never will claim to be a mechanic. my wife said it had to be the lid switch. After opening and closing the lid I agreed. Took 2 screws out of back of top panel lifted control panel out of way and there was the lid switch just as part select custumers had said. $100 repairman fix, and I fixed it for a little over $20.

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjames from Cumming GA

Washer wouldn't come on, power turned on but no action

removed the top cover (with all the knobs on it) by releasing the holds in the back
removed the screw holding the lid in place
pinched the snap and removed the part

pinched the snap on the new one and seated in in the hole
screwed in the screw (lol)
turned on the washer

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerRichard from Austin TX

Washer drained, but would not spin

I watch the video... that simple!

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Parts Used

  • Lid Switch

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerkathy from mccomb MS

Water fill up but then stopped.

did not see how it was done husband and son put it together

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