Part Location Diagram of 3949247V Whirlpool Lid Switch
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Replacing your Whirlpool Washer Lid Switch
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Lid Switch 3949247V

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PartSelect Number PS11722098
Manufacturer Part Number 3949247V
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Lid Switch Specifications

This switch (Lid Switch Assembly With Leads, Washer Lid Switch, Lid Switch Assembly, Washer Lid Switch) tells the washing machine that the lid is closed, which allows the wash cycle to begin. The lid switch mounts to the underside of the cabinet top panel. The plastic on the actuator can become brittle with age and break when the lid is closed roughly. It can also break from the movement of an unbalanced load causing parts of the washer to strike it. This part must be replaced if it is broken and no longer being activated by closing the lid (indicated by the washer not agitating properly, or the machine not detecting the lid is closed). This switch is black plastic with wire leads. It is sold individually.
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Difficulty: Easy | Tools Required: Screw drivers,Nutdriver
Repair Tip: Disconnect the power supply and fill hoses from the appliance before beginning this repair. When reinstalling the harness, take notice of the flat edges on the plastic terminal; they should face towards the front of the washer.

Replacing your Whirlpool Washer Lid Switch

Replacing your Whirlpool Washer Lid Switch
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will not drain | Will Not Start | Will not agitate
This part works with the following products:
Washer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper.
Part# 3949247V replaces these:
AP5983746, 3949237, 3949239, 3949240
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Washer would not start, when started wouldn't stay running.
I found the problem when I leaned on the lid while it started and that pressure kept it running. By placing detergent bottles on the right side of the lid I was able to walk away. I then bought the lid switch and lid strike after seeing it is a common problem. I watched the video and followed it almost step by step. First I unplugged the washer but didn't unhook the hose (only because I didn't have to move the washer) then I unscrewed the two screws holding the control panel, flipped it over, unplugged the lid switch connector, removed the clips holding the washer body on and tilted the body far enough forward to work on it. I replaced the switch as was done in the video and put the washer back together opposite the way I took it apart.
Other Parts Used:
Lid Strike Lid Switch
  • Anthony from PITTSTON, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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lid switch failure
Pretty much like shown in the video tutorial however I didn't disconnect the water hoses. I unplugged the machine and pulled it forward 6 inches. Took it apart like in the video but because of space restrictions I took the cabinet into another room to replace the switch and then re-assembled. The hardest part was getting the cabinet to re-seat as before. It took several attempts but it's all done and the machine is working like a champ. I listed a magnet because I use them to keep the nuts and screws from getting lost
  • David from BREEDING, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Washer wouldn't drain due to broken lid switch.
I followed the linked instruction video, un-hooking the power plug and water supplies, unhooking the control panel and front of the washer (tilting it forward) then removed the original lid switch. I then discovered that the lid switch plug had been revised since our washer was built and wouldn't fit the washer coupling. I then improvised by removing the new plug and splicing on the original plug to the new lid switch wiring (making sure to have the wiring match up). The washer now works perfectly.
  • Jeff from BUENA PARK, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Washer would turn on, but washer would stop on rinse and spin cycle.
Unplug the power. Unscrewed 2 screws on the backside of the console to removed the cabinet. Removed the 2 clips that releases the back panel from the cabinet. Disconnect the harness. Instead of removing the cabinet i just moved the washer drum around. Was plenty of room to work with. Next I removed the 2 screws that secured the lid switch to the cabinet. Moved the drum to use a wrench to unscrew the screw that holds the ground wire in place. Moved the drum to the back and used my fingers to find the clips holding the wire to the cabinet. Re-installed the new lid switch.
  • Jason from CREVE COEUR, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench set
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The washer would fill with water and wash,but would not drain and spinn out .
Followed direction that was sent to my e-mail. My washer timer would not advance. I' am so happy for the directions sent to me from this site and being able to get the part that I, needed from this site. I, didn't have and business doing the job myself, because I'm a ill 66 year old female. There's no special instructions that I, have to add. !! Thanks !! Lewis
  • Susie from BRANDON, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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washer stopped during a cycle when I lifted the lid to add another article to the wash.
I first checked to see what the likely problem was. I watched (several times) a video demonstrating how to replace the part. Figuring I could do it myself, I ordered the part. When it arrived, a friend joined me and we followed the video step-by-step. That's how we fixed the washer.
  • Carol from FRANKLIN, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Safety agitation switch quit
My son-in-law watched the video on the website and fixed it just fine.
Other Parts Used:
Screw, 8-18 x 1/2 Lid Switch
  • Tana from ANAMOOSE, ND
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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No spin cycle or drain
First I unplugged the washer. siphoned out old water. I then took the decorative plates off from the top sides, with a flat head screwdriver. Removed the (2) Phillips head screws from the head, and tilted the head back. After removing the two clips from the top of the washer (near the head) with a flat head screw driver. I then pulled the body of the washer out. Tilting it back and laying it on the floor I removed the clips (Flat head) and the ground wire 5/16 socket. I then reversed, following the process step for step, putting the new switch in and putting the washer back together. Plugged it in, ran a empty small load (no clothes) with Clorox to clean tub.
  • Robert from DENVER, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Washer quit mid cycle. It would not spin.
I watched your video on how to replace the lid switch. It was right on step by step. Better than the video on youtube. Just follow the instructions on the video.
  • Bonnie from SAVAGE, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Lid switch quit working. Had to push on lid to finish wash cycle.
Your video was instrumental in making this an easy job. Only hang-up we had was having to rewatch the video to see how those curly clamps went on the top. Love that you offer the repair videos!
  • Terry from E LIVERPOOL, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Thomas
July 20, 2017
How will I know if I have a bad lid switch?
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Hello Thomas, great question! The easiest thing to listen for is a clicking sound. If you do not hear the clicking sound next step is to use a multi-meter tool to check for a closed continuity when shut. I hope this helps.

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Sam
July 20, 2017
So my washing machine is filling up with water and agitating but not draining. I did previously replace the washer pump, but I have no idea what the problem is now. Could it be as simple as the lid switch?
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Hi Sam, if your washer does not drain you should check the lid switch assembly for fault first, as it is the most common problem in this case. To test it use an Ohm meter and check for continuity. If this is not the problem you will have to then test the motor, and the motor coupling. This can be tested with a multi-meter tool, and is the second most common reason for a washer to have no drain symptoms. Good luck with the repair.

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Sasha
July 20, 2017
The power is on in my washer, and there is nothing wrong in the fuse panel but yet my washer will still not spin. What should I check first, do you think it is the lid switch? I’m so lost, please help!
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Hi Sasha, we recommend starting with the lid switch because it is the easiest and most common reason for a washer to not spin. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Lawrence
January 19, 2018
Replaced the lid switch and still nothing, won't do anything , when the old switch was in the machine was filling with water and would stop in middle of washing, but now it doesn't do anything
For model number KAWS677EQ0
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Hello Lawrence, Thank you for your inquiry. I would check the timer, the water inlet valve and the control board. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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Anne
January 3, 2019
Thank you in advance Machine fills... does not advance to agitate... while attempting to manually advance cycle machine never engages in the agitation cycle.. can be manually moved forward to start drain spin cycle. no dial so plastic post for handle being used to move cycle forward. machine does drain and spin well. dial does click while being moved forward. ** the machine is 18/19 years old... if not too expensive willing to repair.. thank you again!!! yes i bought a new dial... that was n easy diagnosis.. :-)
For model number LSL9244EQ0
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Hello Anne, thank you for your question. The most likely issue is the lid switch PartSelect Number: PS11722098. If this part does not engage the unit will not go through to the agitation cycle. I hope this helps!

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Rebecca
March 26, 2019
How do i know this door lock switch if for my model?
For model number WTW7000DW3
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Hello Rebecca, Thank you for the question. The PartSelect Number PS11722981 is the Lid Lock Assembly listed for the model number provided. Parts are model specific and when you enter the model number into the site, it will come up with the parts lists for that appliance. Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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Vince
December 17, 2017
Hi, thanks for reviewing my question. I have an old Whirlpool love the old machines they are like tanks and keep on running much longer than the new machines. The washer has four different wash cycles to choose from: Normal, permanent press, delicates and hand washables. The washer operates on the normal and permanent press cycles. However, it wont fill or advance on the delicates or hand washable cycles. It makes a noise as if it is getting power but will not start. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
For model number LSQ8243HQ0
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Hello Vince, Thank you for your inquiry. I would check both your timer switch and your main control board with a multimeter to see if they have continuity. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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Warren
December 24, 2017
I bought a switch from you guys on 6/08/2014 and never used it. It is still in a sealed package with the part number on it (3949247) order # was 6324772. Is there any way i can return this? Thanks
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Hi Warren, Thank you for your question. It is well beyond our 30 day return period and we would not be able to accept it. Here is information regarding our return policy, Parts must be in resalable condition to qualify. All electrical parts must not have been installed. Returned items that have been installed will not be returned to customer. Customer is responsible for shipping returned parts back to PartSelect. Any item received after 60 days of shipment date will not be refunded. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Amy
March 7, 2019
Double checking is this the right lid switch for the Whirlpool model?Thanks,
For model number LSR6132HQ1
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Hello Amy, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and can confirm the PartSelect Number PS11722098 is correct for your appliance. Hope this helps!

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Ade
April 25, 2019
Part number for lid switch, pls
For model number LSQ7030LQ0
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Hello Ade, thank you for inquiring. For your model the Lid Switch is part PS11722098.

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Manufacturer Part Number: 3949247V
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