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Lid Switch Assembly

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PartSelect Number PS11742021
Manufacturer Part Number WP3949238
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part comes with a three-wire lead. The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the machine that the lid is closed.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not drain.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not fill with water.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Burt from Boca Raton, FL

Broken washer lid switch

Not having an Illustrated Parts List or Assembly Drawing made it pretty much a trial and error disassembly & re-assembly.
I was finally able to determine the only way to install the switch was to remove the outer shell of the washing machine.
The replacement switch itself was very easy to install after I flipped the outer shell onto it's face and was able to gain access.
The outer shell is a little tricky to remove & flip over but once you remove the retaining springs on the top surface i.e. after removing the top control panel and the rear access panel, it becomes a lot easier.
Disassembly sequence should probably be; remove rear access panel, release top control panel (don't bother to unhook electrical connections), release outer shell retaining springs on top surface , then flip outer shell onto it's face.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rubina from Philadelphia, PA

Washer machine wouldn't spin

Order Switch Lid, now my machine is working like a new machine, had to remove the lid and pop off the old switch lid bascially from the back. I love partSelect.com if ever another problem, will use PartsSelect.com.

~Thank you.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: albert from staten island, NY

Didn't agitate or spin

I removed the console end cap screws and popped them off. This exposed the plug which had to be disconnected. The two screws holding the switch assembly had to be removed. I attached the new switch, ran the wire along the top and connected the plug. I then replaced the end caps and screws.
At one time this replacement took less than five minutes by popping the top and replacing either the lever or the switch.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Miguel A from Anaheim, CA

Washer wouldn`t drain ( spin )

First of all you need to unplug the washer from the electric wall outlet then Remove the top covers left and right to expose Screwes unscrewed them and lift the top control cover. remove the switch by loosening two screws and disconeccting it from the plug .connect the new switch and reverse the process, reconnect the washer to the wall and try it it should work.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Sunrise, FL

Lid switch assembly broke

Just the way I found via the Internet. However, I was more impressed that this site HAD the part for something so old and that it got it to me in 4 days. VERY IMPRESSED! Saved me over $100 in service fees.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Anthony from Merritt Island, FL

Washer fills but would not agitate or spin.

The lid switch on my Kenmore 110 had broken. I removed the two snap-on end caps from the control panel, exposing two phillips head screws. remove the screws and tilt the control panel back. Then remove the two large clips that fasten the cabinet to the back of the washer. Tilting the cabinet forward allows easy access to the lid switch, wiring, and connector assembly. 1/4 inch nutdriver needed for the ground wire fastener. Lid switch is mounted with two phillips head screws and is easily replaced.

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Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ned from Goleta, CA

Washer would not spin or drain

I started the repair by reading online about possible causes. Once it proved to be the switch I used your site to identify the right switch. Your site was the only one that had picture of the switch for easy id. I then read about other repairs and followed their lead. Easy.

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19 of 188 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Lucia from Temecula, CA

Washer wouldn't spin, lid switch broken

Removed the back panel and cabinet. Removed the pump and separated the gear box and motor. Replaced coupler, reassembled. Lid switch removed/replaced very easy, as was lid screw.

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21 of 618 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Lid Switch Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Bryan from Maple Valley, WA

Replace switch lid switch & hoses

Removed control panel screws (2) pulled up CP and pulled back washer case and removed old switch, replaced with new switch, added a rubber washer on each screw to help shock of lid slamming down, re assembled replaced hoses and tested for leaks. Easy
Thanks for the site and the parts

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Manufacturer Part Number: WP3949238
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