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Lid Check Switch WP207166

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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 | 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, 2-7166, 207166
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Washer stops after wash portion of cycle
I removed the lid switch assembly and replaced it with the new lid switch assembly. The assembly included the lid switch, lid. check switch, and fuse. It came as one complete part.
Other Parts Used:
Lid Check Switch Lid Switch
  • Jaime from DERWOOD, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Machine turned on and filled, then nothing
Started with removing 4 screws on the top of the control panel. Once open, I found the schematic taped to the top. I traced the wires and found the 2 wires to test. I unplugged them and attached the jumper wire. Turn on machine and it worked. Ordered the part( it came in in about 3 days. First disconnect the power. The micro switch is mounted with 2 screws, remove these and as you disconnect the wires , attach them to the new switch, put it back in place and reattach the screws. Test .
  • Robert from CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Lid Switch not working
Took console off, renmoved old parts, reinstalled.
Other Parts Used:
Lid Check Switch Lid Switch Lid Plunger & Bracket Kit
  • jon from DOYLESTOWN, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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washer filled with water, but would not start.
Removed front of control panel on the washer. Found the lid check switch, removed one screw, leaving the wires attached and replaced the old switch with a new one. Removed the wires from the old switch and place them on the new one. Reconnected the machine to the outlet,,closed the lid and listen to it run.
  • Jimmy from AMORY, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Washer did not come on at all. Checked line fuse it was blown. Kept blowing so I suspected a bad kid switch. Yep. Replaced that and all good now
Followed above listed advice on replacing
  • Pamela from MOORESVILLE, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fills but won't turn on to wash
Removed the cover on top raised control panel at back of machine. Checked fuse, then lid switch which were okay. Checked Check-lid switch which was bad. Ordered and replaced. I always take pics with cell phone before removing anything to see position, wire colors, etc. Only difficult because of location on check-lid switch. Hard to reach even with right angle screwdriver. Had to bend some of the metal housing above the switch to get screwdriver in there.
  • Newton from DAPHNE, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Washer fills with water but doesn't start
Changed lid switch. The hardest part was to remove the old switch. Wire connectors were very tight on the connection tabs of the old switch. Just out of curiosity, I did take the switch base plate apart just to see what the lid lever looked like underneath and how the adjustment worked.
  • Paul from Santa Cruz, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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washer worked but would not advance to next stage
Remove front panel. Then remove top of washer, two bolts at front of top. Then remove two bolts that hold switch assembly to top on right side of top. Switch gets pried out. It just sits in with small pins holding it in place. Wire connectors hold very tight. Install is reverse.
  • Calvin from Bethel, AK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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washer just stopped working
after checking obvious reasons (plugged in, breakers,) i took off control panel cover and saw that the fuse was blown, replaced it, plugged back in and it worked. After 1st wash was done, again it didnt work and the fuse was blown. I followed the wires from the fuse and they led to the lid check switch,which had a char mark leading me to beleive it was fried. I checked for continuity with an ohm meter(after disconnecting the power of course) and got no reading after pushing in the red button on the switch.I googled maytag replacement part and Partselect came up.Easy to understand ordering, and $20(including shipping,2 days later and about a half hour install, my machine was running
  • william from dracut, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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machine just stopped dead in middle of cycle
Replaced the switch. No need for me to add detailed instructions for this simple swap. More than enough descriptions are already collected on the excellent website of this outstanding parts supplier!
  • Edwin from Tehachapi, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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