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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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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will not drain | Timer will not advance | Will Not Start | Pumps but will not spin
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, 3949247, 3949247VP
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Thomas
July 20, 2017
How will I know if I have a bad lid switch?
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?
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!
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
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
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
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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Amy
March 7, 2019
Double checking is this the right lid switch for the Whirlpool model?Thanks,
For model number LSR6132HQ1
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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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
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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Ade
April 25, 2019
Part number for lid switch, pls
For model number LSQ7030LQ0
Hello Ade, thank you for inquiring. For your model the Lid Switch is part PS11722098.

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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
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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Part Videos
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.

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Washer stopped mid cycle
1. Unplug washer.
2. Remove screws at control panel end caps.
3. Flip control panel back to expose wiring.
4. Detach lid switch wiring harness from control panel.
5. Use screwdriver to pry the 2 brass clips holding the back panel of the washer to the front and sides piece.
6. Tilt the front/sides piece over to expose lid switch.
7. Use nutdriver to detach ground wire.
8. Use screwdriver to remove 2 screws holding lid switch in place.
9. Install new lid switch. Make sure wiring harness piece is facing the right direction.
10. Put washer back together in same order it was disassembled. Make sure front/sides piece connects to the clips at the bottom.
  • Travis from Pearland, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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The lid switch had broken on my washing machine; the machine would not run.
First I unplugged the washing machine. Then I removed the two screws that hold the top console in place; these are located in back of the main console (where the dials are). Once removed, the entire console swivels back, exposing the wires underneath. I unplugged the wiring harness that was connected to the washing machine top flat surface. I then removed the two s-shaped brackets with a screwdriver by prying underneath. This allowed me to remove the main sheet metal frame around the washing machine. The lid switch assembly is located under the top console. I simply removed it and replaced with the new assembly and put it back together. A snap!
  • Dennis from Evans City, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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Machine would stop on Rinse & Spin Cycle
After troubleshooting the timer, found that the drum would spin if I manually pressed the lid switch with a screwdriver, then it wouldn't work at all. Unfortunately, there was a load of laundry and no way to drain the drum. I bypassed the lid switch (snipped the plastic switch off and twisted the wires). Put a small wire nut over the wires and taped the wire to the top of the machine with plenty of electrical tape so not to cause a shock. Finished that load and ordered the part. Followed advice from former story tellers and removed the two long screws that run down into the cabinet on both sides of the machine, followed by two smaller screws on the top corners of the control panel. Slide the whole panel towards the front of the cabinet about 1/4" and rotate it back over the back panel. The wire assembly will hold it from falling to the floor (watch the tubing that runs on the top edge). Located the plug that leads to the lid switch and pull up on the tab and wiggle it out. Push the tabs on the side of the connector on the cabinet and push it through (watch the metal edges). You will see two metal clips on the left & right top of the cabinet. Put a screwdriver in the notch on the front side and pop them off. Take note on how they are set in the two sides Place hands on both sides of the cabinet and pull towards you, it will rotate over and you can access the lid switch. Remove the two screws from the inside of the lid. Slide the wires & plastic casing off the two small clips on the rim & replace with the new switch. Be careful not to tighten too much cause you'll split the plastic mounting. Reverse the process and your back in business. I believe my lid switch broke due to excessive slamming of the washer lid. Hope this helps
  • Michael from Homestead, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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The lid switch broke
Removal Steps

1.Unplug washer and pull away from wall 6 inches or so. (You will need space on either side to remove the cover.)
2.Release control panel: Unfasten two screws at corners of panel. Tilt backwards. Unfasten old lid switch wire coupling and push it downward.
3.Remove washer cover (top and sides): Remove clips at two corners under control panel. You should be able to gently lift and remove the cover.
4.Remove lid switch assembly: Unfasten two screws holding switch to washer top. Unfasten ground wire (using 8mm wrench). Use screwdriver to lift up two clips holding switch assembly.

Reassembly is reverse of removal. When replacing the cover, line it up so that the side edges of the cover sit on top of the rail and the front edge slides beneath the rail. I learned this the hard way, and, in fact, it is still not fastened securely.
  • Paul from Glendale, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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Washer wouldn't drain
I removed the screws & bolts to the control panel. Lifted the panel up & unhooked the wiring, then moved the control back & out of the way. Next I removed the clips that hold the back of the washing machine in place. I lifted up the top of the washing machine & was able to remove the damaged lid switch. Replaced the lid switch, which was relatively easy to do. Then I put the washing machine back together.
The key is to remember what & where the parts go: for example the clips that hold the back of the machine in place. You know where they go but not exactly how they go in & how the rear of the machine connects to it. But otherwise not a hard repair.
  • Karen from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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Would not rinse or spin
Do not assume it is timer...my bad...had washer apart to begin with , looking for problem...(ALWAYS look at the lid switch,I did not)when i broke the timer,and realized that was NOT the problem,I ordered lid switch and timer , installed both in less than 20 minutes , putting entire washer back together about an hour.Hooked it up , and POW!!!! IT WORKED!! lol!!!
  • TERRY from LAKELAND, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3953146, 3949247V
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lid switch broke and washer would not drain or spin
I read the repair suggestions from Paul and Karen. I was amazed at how easy it really was. I have never fixed something like that before and my husband was not home to do it so I just read the directions for repair on your partselect site. I printed off the directions that another person wrote and followed them as to how to take off the control panel. ONce that was off, the rest was easy. I numbered each screw and hole so it would be easy to put back together but really wasn't that necessary. It really took less than an hour, I am glad I didn't pay someone to do it! It's was extremely helpful to have the directions on your site that told how to take the control panel off.

As for the O ring replacement..that was less than five minutes...just take the top part off and pull the other part out and replace the ring. Anyone can do that. No tools.
  • mary from Wilmington, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10072840, 3949247V
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washer will not change to any cycle and lid switch will stay on position.
Real good your web site gave me good repair tips.
  • luz from New York, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP3953146, 3949247V
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lid switch plastic screw holes fatigued and broke - switch then did not close
This is a machine I bought from Costco in 2001 - it has been very reliable and this was its first repair.
Getting the top off this washer requires a lot of disassembly. However, if you push the drum down on the right hand side of the machine, you can easily reach under the lid and remove the old switch. Mine had broken loose from its plastic mounts, so the lid plunger no longer activated it. Save the two screws that go through the washer top to secure the new switch.
I unplugged the electricity, reached under the top and pulled the old switch out. Its cables are enclosed in a stiff plastic hose with a slit down its length so you can pull the wires through the slit. You need to pull out around 6 inches of the wires. I then cut the wires to remove the old switch and next cut the wires on the new switch to the same length as the ones removed. Stagger the cuts about 1 inch so that the two joints will not be on top of each other. I stripped each end of the two wires, slipped shrink-wrap tubing (from radio shack) on to the new switch wires, then soldered the new switch wires to the existing wires back to the control center. I then slipped the shrink wrap over the soldered joints and shrank it with a match. Feed the joined wires back into the plastic tube and feed the switch under the washing machine rim. It takes a little maneuvering to get the switch aligned with the two screw holes in the top. Be sure the switch is pushed up into the lip opposite the screw holes - push the back end of the switch up into the lip before trying to align the front end of the switch with the screw holes. Align the screw holes with the switch holes, install the two screws and check that you hear the slight click of the microswitch if you push down a pencil into the interlock slot before you tighten everything up. Plug in the electricity and off you go!
  • Anthony from La Jolla, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
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washer moving 3 ft during the spin cycle sounding like elephants running through the house
Removed back panel to remove tub from shell. Unscrewed the brackets holding the springs. Used screw driver to pop out pads with hammer onto screw driver. Cleaned out tub and put grease on springs where they attach to bracket. Replaced panel and ran machine to find a leak. Took machine apart again to find the knocking of the tub against the back panel caused a whole in the plastic tub. Silicon and mechanical tape. Washer works fine for now.
  • Annie from Haines, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    8316845, WP63907, 3949247V, 285744
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