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11722098-1-S-Whirlpool-3949247V-Lid Switch
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Lid Switch

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PartSelect Number PS11722098
Manufacturer Part Number 3949247V
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This is a lid switch for a washing machine. The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the washing machine that the lid is closed, which allows the wash cycle to begin. The washer will not spin if the machine senses the lid is open. The tools youll need for this repair are a Phillips screwdriver and 5/16 nut driver. Be sure to disconnect the power supply and fill hoses from the appliance. When reinstalling the harness, take notice of the flat edges on the plastic terminal; they should face towards the front of the washer. This is a genuine OEM part.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Roper, Inglis, Estate, Crosley.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

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.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
  • Lid or door won’t close.

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Question:

How will I know if I have a bad lid switch?

Thomas
Answer:

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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Question:

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?

Sam
Answer:

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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Question:

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!

Sasha
Answer:

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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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: ALLEN from MIDDLEBURG, FL

Lid switch quit working

took top of washer loose where knobs are, then took the back loose that connects to the sides to where the sides were pulling loose from the tub. Had to do this to get to the wires for the switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: JAMES from ORLANDO, FL

Lid switch

easy order my parts got them next day,
repair washer and savings of a new washer.
my wife was very please how quick i made the repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ronald from Maryville, TN

Broken lid switch bracket

Remove two screws at back holding control console.
Use screwdriver to release the brackets securing the console to the top.
Disconnect the lid switch from the console wiring.
Remove the lid switch.
Reserve order with new switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jonathan from Sandy, UT

Washer stopped during operation - lid switch failing

Disconnect washer from hoses and wiring. Slide out from wall. Remove two screws holding control panel and lift panel up. Remove washer back on R side to access switch wiring. Remove two screws securing switch to washer top. Remove clip holding switch-wire-conduit hidden under washer top. Install new switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Woodrow from Lafayette, LA

Problem was exactly as described in the forum. Washer stoped in the cycle would not pump out.

Straight forward. Remove the old switch and installed the new one. The pvc tube on the switch leads was broken in order to get the switch into the shipping box. I removed the broken one and used the old tube. You might look at a different shiping package.

Service is great! Information you have to assist a novice like me is also great.

Thanks,

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Julian from Bakersfield, CA

Washer switch broke off

Simple repair.
All I had to do is un-screw one screw for the ground with a crescent wrench, two screws holding the switch at the opening of the load door and two screws for the control board to tilt it back to properly connect the lid switch.

The hardest screw was the one ground scew for the switch which is located under the to cover. I could have probably lifted the hove top off but as carefully as I could, I unscrewed it with a crescent wrench.

I initially thought I was going to required to change out the water pump because the washer would not discharge the water and lock up the sequence. Luckly I noticed that the lid switch was totally disconnected from the contact point of the lid where the screws go in to the switch to hold it steady. It seems as thought the switch was very brittle at that point.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Virgilina, VA

No spin cycle

Disconnected power cord. Removed two screws from top console and rolled it back to access case clips. Unsnapped clips and tilted case forward and removed lid switch connector. Removed faulty switch and replaced it with the new assembly. Re assembled washer and tested for correct operation.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Providencia from Kissimmee, FL

The washer was doing everything, but not go on in spin.N

Took out screws on the back of washer behind the lid.Press on the left clip and then the right clip from the washer that was attach to lid.And flip the lid a torch the back.I disconnected the switch from the lid and washer.and then I remove the vase and put it in the floor.I remove the damage lid switch,and replace the new lid switch.It was very easy. Thank you.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Don from Tampa,, FL

Washer did not eject water on some cycles. Timer seemed to be functioning, as far as I could tell

The video was really important to the ease of the repair. I shut off the water and electrical sources as directed. After disconnecting the timer/control assembly I disconnected the wiring connector between the main mechanism and the lid assembly. Next I released the clips that held the back of the washer to the "surround" that encases the main working parts of the washer. The surround was set aside for removal of the faulty switch. Next a careful cleaning of the entire washer removed years of dust,etc. The install of the new switch was the easiest part. The reassembly was not as easy as the disassembly had been. It was quite a trick to lift the surround back onto the frame and center it in the four pegs of the base. My wife got on the floor and directed me as to which way to move the surround. After a few tries it settled into place. I replaced the clips holding the back of the unit to the surround, connected the leads of the lid switch , Anchored the control unit to the base and after reconnecting the H2O and power lines, a successful test was performed.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Steve from Lake Forest, CA

The cycle would stop

I watched the video & I knew I could replace the Lit Switch. I have never seen the inside of a washer before (I'm kinda a good handyman) we called "the guy" out to fix the machine but after watching the video I knew I could save the almost $200 "the guy" wanted to charge us! It was so easy. I order the part from your Co & 3 days it arrived as promised and the day ... Our washing machine work great! Two things, 1) saved a couple hundred & 2) I did it myself & that feels good. I have told several friends about your website! My next project, fixed the ice maker! Again, thank you!

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: RICK from WAUKEGAN, IL

Switch broke off the lid, had to use screwdriver to keep switch activated

Watched the fix it video on parts selct web site, adapted the procedure to my washer. Removed 4 screws holding control panel down, the 2 clips, tilted case foward and replaced the switch, reversed the process and it was done. Tamara d from customer service was a big help in verifing the part since my numbers and parts select numbers were different.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ann from Chico, CA

Wouldn't drain or spin.

I diagnosed the problem using the symptom list on the web site. The real give-away was that I could get the washer to start draining and spinning by poking my pinky finger into the hole on the right side to activate the bad lid switch (and keeping it there until the washer was completely drained). Once we got the new switch, we just followed the directions on the video. It was very straightforward. We saved at least $110 (The part plus shipping cost only $40. Sears had said they would charge $150 just to come over and look at the washer).

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Green River, WY

Washer failed to work with lid closed.

Took off control panel, removed outer housing, replaced switch and cleaned entire unit, put it back together and it worked. I found out that the glue holding the old switch together had failed causing the two parts to separate, causing the failure.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Ervin J. from Dublin, GA

Burned lid switch

I just replaced th old lid switch with the new one.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jason from Pensacola, FL

Washer would not drain and would not spin

1. Remove 2 screws and 2 bolts on the back of the Washer (Located on Top)

2. Lifted the Control Panel and moved it to the back of the washer (Leaning it backwards)

3. Removed 2 clips

4. Detached the Lid Switch electrical plug and pushed it down

5. Remove the lid Switch

6. Installation is the reverse

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Manufacturer Part Number: 3949247V
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