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Lid Check Switch

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PartSelect Number PS11738787
Manufacturer Part Number WP207166
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Lid Check Switch Specifications

This lid switch check is used in washers to detect if the washer lid is open or closed. This prevents a cycle from spinning when the lid is still open and is also used to start your washer once a certain water level is reached. If your washer will not start, agitate, drain, or fill with water, replacing the switch can be a solution to the problem. As a safety precaution, remember to unplug your washer from the power source before beginning this installation project. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for further installation instructions and accurate guidance.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will Not Start | Will not agitate | Timer will not advance | Will not drain
This part works with the following products:
Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Maytag, Amana, International, Jenn-Air.
Part# WP207166 replaces these:
AP6005728, 207166
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RC
August 31, 2017
When i pull the knob to start the washer, the water fills up to the right level, but then nothing happens. I replaced the fuse assembly, but it did not help. Not sure what other part i would need to get the washer to start the cycles. I would appreciate any help.
For model number LAT8804AAE
Hi RC, Thank you for your inquiry. The most common part that fixes this issue is the lid switch. Some other parts you will have to check as well are the lid check switch, the washing machine hinge ball, the belt and the lid switch actuator. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Bill
March 5, 2018
Washer will fill but that is the only function that works. I believe it may have been overloaded when it stopped working. Belts have been squeaking prior to stopping also.
For model number A8840
Hi Bill, Thank you for the question. If the belts were the issue the appliance will still run but the drum woudl not move. If the appliance dose not start the wash cycle after it fills you may have a defective timer. The timer advances the appliance through the cycles. Hope this helps!

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Kory
October 17, 2017
The button on top of lid does not depress anymore so spin cycle wont engage. Used screw driver in top to solve problem before but that wont work any longer. Will the lid check button you have available solve my problem?
For model number LAT8804AAE
Hi Kory, Thank you for your question. It sounds like it, if your lid actuator will not push into the lick switch to activate it. Good luck with your repair.

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Randy
November 17, 2019
Blowing fuses more frequently and now all the time. In past once lid was dropped or timer pulled on the water solenoid would not operate although the solenoid checked out as fine, then i discovered that the fuse was blown, so i replaced it and all was operational again. When this happened again i replaced the fuse and washer would operate a week or so and then stop until i replaced the fuse. Now fuses blow the second i put a new one in and either have the lid down and pull the timer or have the timer pulled and then drop the lid. Does this indicate a bad lid switch? And will a new one fix this issue? Thanks
For model number LSE7806ACE
Hello Randy, thank you for writing. This is an indication of a faulty Lid Switch. The fuse is connected to the Lid Switch and tells the washer if the lid is opened or closed. Replacing just the Fuse will not fix it. This Lid Switch part number PS11738787 is the compatible replacement for your model. Good luck with your repair!

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Denise
January 30, 2018
My washer over fills & spills all over the floors on any setting whether i have it on small medium or large loads, if it’s on large... to prevent overfilling i have to manually turn the knob to small or off to prevent overfilling at the beginning of the washing cycle & on the rinsing cycle as well.
For model number Lat4915aae
Hi Denise, Thank you for your question. The water level switch is a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak or is plugged, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill. To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level pressure switch may be defective. Inspect the switch for signs of a mechanical defect or debris plugging the hole in the inlet nipple. To test the switch contacts for continuity with a multi-meter, you will need to apply the proper amount of air pressure to the air dome tube and then look for the switch to go open circuit at that level. The easiest way to do this is to start the washer and allow it to fill to the normal level and then remove the power cord. Locate the pressure switch and remove the wires from the correct terminals and then perform the continuity test. There should be infinite resistance or an “open circuit” when the water level is correct. If not, then the switch is defective. There are some other parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will also need to check the water inlet valve, the air tube for tub fill volume, the hose clamps, the hose washers and screen inserts, and the lid check switch. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Crystal
September 11, 2019
Washer works on small load setting only. Once i switch it to medium or large load, the water stops running when i close the lid. Would a lid check switch solve this issue?
For model number LSE7806ADE
Hello Crystal, thank you for your question. It sounds like the load size (water pressure) switch needs to be replaced. We would recommend replacing the PartSelect Number: PS2003728 Pressure switch first. I hope this helps!

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Gale
July 25, 2019
Fills and agitates fine. Water drains when it spins but it begins to squeak about the time the water is emptied. Squeak gets worse after 30 seconds (more of a squeal then) as spin gets slower. Think it eventually comes to a stop. Squeak/squeal sounds more like a bearing/bushing than a belt to me. What is the likely culprit and how do I troubleshoot?
For model number LAT9706AAM
Hello Gale, Thank you for the question. If the noise is only happening during the time it drains, it is more then likley the drain pump, PartSelect Number PS11743017. Hope this helps!

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Jerry
January 21, 2019
Will not fill with water
For model number LSE7804ACE
Hello Jerry, Thank you for the question. The most common part that is replaced with this issue is the Water Valve, PartSelect Number: PS11739275. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Rob
May 21, 2019
I'm troubleshooting a washer that will not start when the lid is shut. Dryer works, power is available. I'm thinking lid switch or timer. How do i access the front panel? How do i remove the cover without damaging the cover? Thanks,
For model number LSE7806ACQ
Hi Rob, thank you for your question. There is a spring release mechanism underneath of the control panel on the right and left hand corners. All you have to do is take a pair of pliers and squeeze each spring while gently tugging on the panel to pull it out of place on one side. Then you do the same to the other side and the panel can be pulled open. Good luck with your repair.

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Jerry
February 21, 2018
An unbalanced load started to agitate or spin their was a click type noise and now the washer will fill with water but nothing else. Please help
For model number LAT 9200 BAE
Hello Jerry, thank you for your question. I would recommend checking the lid check switch, the lid switch assembly as well the Motor Start Switch. If the unit won't move into any other cycle after it fills, the most likely issue is with the lid switch assembly, or check switch. I hope this helps!

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Washer was dead and would not turn on
Well the washer died and would not turn on in the middle of a wash cycle. Absolutely dead. I disconnected it from power and opened up the front panel on which all the control switches and knobs are mounted. This is removed by unscrewing 4 screws at the top of the washer.

Checked the fuse, and found blown. Replaced the fuse, closed the panel and plugged it in. Still not working. Checked the Check switches and found the Check Switch really limp. Checked with Digital Multimeter and found no continuity at either position. Unscrewed the check switch. Removal and re inspection with DMM of the check switch confirmed it was bad. Opened up the check switch and found contacts were blown.

Installed a new check switch making sure all the connecting wires go in the right places. The wiring diagram in the washer was very helpful in doing so since u dont want these wires reversed. Adjusted the plunger which operates the check switches when the lid is opened to make sure it is not over or under operating the switches. This is done by loosening the bolt holding down the check switch assembly and slidint the whole assembly forwards or backwards till the plunger has just enough push on the switches. This is done to avoid the plunger from exerting excessive pressure on the check switch and the safety switch in lid open or lid closed position. (both switches are operated by the same plunger according to the lid position)

Closed panel cover and plugged the washer in. There u go, it was alive again!
  • Suleman from Canoga Park, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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The washer wouldn't start after the tub filled with water.
Unpluged the washer and removed the top cover. Removed the screws holding the switches and unplug the wires. The process was very easy and the washer worked like a new one.
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Lid Switch
  • Dale S from Walnut Ridge, AR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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because the lid check switch was broken or expired - my washer would not go on and I have a baby!
I simply took the old switch out and put in the new one. The part arrived very qickly and the website was super easy to use.
thank you so much!
  • Lisa from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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washer would stop in mid cycle
Determined that the lid switch was not completing the circuit. I then removed the 3 wires from their posts along with the 1 screw and removed the bad switch. Then, in reverse order installed the new switch. The part was 1/3rd the cost of the part sold locally. I ordered the part at 3:15pm Monday afternoon and it arrived at 1:00pm Tuesday- the next day. UNBELEIVABLE SERVICE....!
  • Phil from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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filled with water, would not wash nor spin
After I replaced the timer, the washer still would not wash or spin. So my son replaced the lid check switch. It was hard to remove the screw, but he finally managed to remove it and easily replaced the switch. The washer works perfectly. We kept the timer installed (also easy to do by removing the old and replacing it with the new by just unplugging wires and I think one screw) because the old one had not worked properly for a few years when I had a similar problem which resolved, except it would only work in main cycle with soaking which was sufficient for me. This large capacity washer is in good shape and I hope will last at least another 5 - 10 years. ).
  • ELINOR A from MEDINA, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Washer would fill but not continue the cycle
I looked at the common problems in the owners manual and one item was the lid was not closed or the lid switch was bad. I took off the control panel and there was a schematic inside. This showed 2 lid switches. When trying to see if one switch was closed as it should be, touching the multimeter to the contacts was enough to get the washer going. .
  • Paul from Cedar Falls, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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washer fills with water wont start
checked lid switch ,plunger stuck in the in position 1 amp fuse blown took switch apart it was full of green copper corrosion stopping plunger from moving correctly. replaced switch and fuse and wow washer works
  • JOHN from ERWIN, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Many problems
It would seem that my unhappy washer decided to
have a multiple component breakdown. after replacing one part after another, my baby runs like new. parts arrived quickly and installed easily, it was all the diagnostic that took the most time. the forums were quite helpful.
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Spring Retaining Clip
  • Deanna from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Burned out part
Good.
  • RAFAEL from CENTERVILLE, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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short in door lid switch
Unplug from electrical outlet.Unscrewed control panel and laid it open. The switch is in 2 parts. Removed wires and unscrewed each switch. Put wires back on and tightened switch back to mounting plate. No brainer. Tried washer and worked perfectly. Two tips: Check fuse on plate to make sure it isn't burned out before ordering any parts. Secondly when installing if you have older model washer there is a nib that sticks up on mounting plate that keeps the switch from installing correctly. Cut this nib off with a wire cutter and then install. The directions don't mention that.
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Lid Switch
  • Ron from The Woodlands, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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