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Switch, Lid

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PartSelect Number PS11745957
Manufacturer Part Number WP8318084
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part is found in your washer. The pin on the lid pushes on the lever of the lid switch to tell the machine that the lid is closed. This part includes the green grounding wire. If your machine is having trouble starting, is not agitating, spinning, or is not draining properly, this could be because the lid switch has broken. You will need a 5/16-inch nut driver for this repair. The package will contain one lid switch. You will need to access the back of the washer, and remove the two Phillips screws that hold the top back panel in place. Slide the panel forward to release. Use your nut driver to loosen the screw that holds the ground wire in place. Lift the lid of the washer to release the old lid switch.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, Inglis, Estate, Crosley, Amana, KitchenAid, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not drain.
  • Burning smell.

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Question:

The lid switch in my washer got burned so what i did was, connect directly, the Green and gray cables, it was working ok, but now, sometimes it works ok, and sometimes won't do anything, except fill itself with water, do you guys think if i buy the lid switch it will work ok once again??

Hiram
Answer:

Hi Hiram, Thank you for your inquiry. I believe that yes it should. Bypassing your lid switch can sometimes just be a temporary thing and may not work for very long. Reinstalling a working switch may fix the issue that you are having if nothing else went wrong. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

My washer will not advance itself through the cycles unless i manually push it in, and turn it to the next cycle. Does it sound like the lid switch, or the dial itself? Thank you in advance

Dominic
Answer:

Hi Dominic, Thank you for your inquiry. If your timer is not advancing the lid switch is the most common part that will fix the issue. Some other parts you may have to look at as well are the timer, the water level control, the timer knob and skirt, the drain pump and the water inlet valve. For the electrical parts, I would use a multimeter to check the continuity on each of them. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

My washer will start okay but through mid cycle will just stop. If I lift the lid and close again. It will start again.

Barbara for model number RTW4440VQ2
Answer:

Hi Barbara, Thank you for the question. Sounds like you have a defective lid switch and we recommend replacing the switch to fix the issue. Good luck with the repair.

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Question:

I need to replace the lid switch on my Whirlpool gold washer but the picture of the lid switch doesn't look like mine. I have a gray wire that comes through the back of the lid and attaches to the lid. Yours looks all plastic with yours work with my machine? My model is gst9679pg1. Whirl pool gold ultimate core ii smart bleach.

Frank for model number GST9679PG1
Answer:

Hi Frank, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this lid switch is designed to work with your appliance and it is listed under your model number so it is the correct part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Thanks for your quick reply to my question of how to access the lid switch. Unfortunately my unit does not have the two screws in the back of the control panel. Mine is a performa series unit purchased in 2008.

John for model number MTW5740TQ0
Answer:

Hi John, Thank you for getting back to us. Before beginning any repair, please unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet or turn the circuit breaker off. First, pull the washer away from the wall to access the backside. Once removed from the wall you will need to loosen the Philips head screws holding the back panel in place. You will need to slide the top panel forward to release it from the mounting tabs. Rotate back the top panel which will expose the existing lid switch. Use a nut driver to remove the screw holding the ground wire in place. Lift up the top lid which will move an arm inside that connects to the switch by moving that arm it will allow you to remove the switch. Squeeze on the release tab to remove the switch and disconnect the wiring harness that goes to the lid switch. Reconnect the new switch to the wiring harness. Lift up the lid again and position the new switch and push it down so it clips into place. Lower the lid and connect the ground wire and screw it in place. With the switch installed, take the top panel and roll it back down into position and align the top panels mounting tabs then lock it into place. Use a Phillips head screw driver to tighten the remaining 2 screws into place. Reconnect the power cord or turn the circuit breaker back on and the washer should be ready to use. I hope this helps with the repair.

Question:

How do i access lid switch?

John for model number MTW5740TQ0
Answer:

Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. There is a repair story that one of our customers provided on how they installed the part. The customer advised, "I removed the two screws on the back of the control panel. The control panel then flips back. The switch is on the left side. To remove the switch, I first detached the wire to the control panel and unscrewed the grounding wire. The new switch drops right in. I had a little trouble getting it in until I realized the washer lid had to be open. A little awkward but once it's in you can shut the lid and then I reattached the wire from the control panel and screwed in the grounding wire. Pretty easy. $20 for the part (with shipping) and 15 minutes. Way cheaper than a repairman." I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My machine fills but nothing else. Is the switch most likely the problem?

Nathanael for model number 11028322700
Answer:

Hi Nathanael, Thank you for the question. This can be caused by one of two things, I recommend testing the lid switch and the timer switch with an multi meter. Sometimes if you manually turn the knob for the timer to the next cycle it will kick on as well, in this case the timer will need to be replaced. Hope this helps!

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261 of 286 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Clint from Kansas City, KS

Washer wouldn't run

I removed the two screws on the back of the control panel. The control panel then flips back. The switch is on the left side. To remove the switch, I first detached the wire to the control panel and unscrewed the grounding wire. The new switch drops right in. I had a little trouble getting it in until I realized the washer lid had to be open. A little awkward but once it's in you can shut the lid and then I reattached the wire from the control panel and screwed in the grounding wire. Pretty easy. $20 for the part (with shipping) and 15 minutes. Way cheaper than a repairman.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Martin from Cleveland, TN

Washer would not run

First, I removed the two screws that hold the back-top in place. I removed the top to get to the control timer. I replaced the control timer with a new part and replaced the lid switch (which I broke removing the old one). Put it all back together and still nothing. I removed the two spring U clamps at the top back that hold the entire casing in place. I removed the casing. I checked out the wires leading to the motor and the white wire showed signs of a burn. When touching this wire it broke off. I used a pigtale from the connector to the old wire, soldered it in place and put it all back together AND, WOW, LUCKY ME it has been working since.
The parts I ordered on Monday, came to my house the next day and I did not pay for additonal shipping. I returned the timer and the $ was credited to my account in about one week. Partsselect is about the best experience I have had on the internet.

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69 of 98 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: GEORGE from VACAVILLE, CA

Lid switch failed - machine filled but stopped

I bought the manual and the switch. I found the manual to be rather generic version that caused problems from the start because the screws to remove the control panel were not in the location shown. Once I had the machine disassembled, removing and replacing the switch was a very simple task. I took time to clean inside the cabinet. That took an extra few minutes. If I had to do this job again today, it could be done in less than 30 minutes. Note: there was a sheet metal screw on the back of the cabinet, left side, near bottom This screw was also not noted in the manual and when I pulled the cabinet forward, the screw was torn out and the cabinet bent slightly. No major damage,

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47 of 55 people found this instruction helpful

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

Lid switch stopped workin

Unplug washing machine from electrical outlet. Remove two screws that go at a 45 degree angle into the top of washer from behind control panel. Pull panel console towards you and then up. unplug lid switch from wire harness. It's in upper left corner of the washer. A little awkward but lid must be open. pull switch up from top of washer. insert new one, it just clips in, then plug back into harness. Re mount control console and you are done.

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29 of 34 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: peter from bethesda, MD

Washer full of water, wouldn't cycle

Although your website mentioned removing 2 screws to open the control panel, it took a while to realize there were 2 screws and 2 hex nut screws to open it followed by 15 minutes of efforts to release the control panel from the top of the washer by sliding it forward. After that it took 2 minutes to replace the switch; the web comment of keeping the lid open was helpful.
Unfortunately, the lid switch was not the problem; replacing the timer did the trick, was very easy with the control panel already opened and required the purchase of 1/4 and 3/16 hex nut drivers.
Parts, shipping and tools cost $110 but the success of the repair with your parts and advice was priceless.

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26 of 30 people found this instruction helpful

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

Washer machine wouldn't start

First I removed the two screws holding the main controller located on the back. I then slide forward the hole controller and I pulled out. Disconnected switch located on your left. (remember to place down washing machine lid before installing the new switch.)

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19 of 21 people found this instruction helpful

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

Washer lid switch worked sometime, sometime not

First, I'm so excited that this site exists because I knew that the problem was minor and I didn't want to pay the outrageous housecall price of a repairman. I read other customers' experiences on how they fixed the problem and that made it sooo easy! Basically unscrewed the screws on the far left and right on the top panel, folded it down toward front, unscrewed and unplugged the ground wire and replaced the part. Someone else had warned that the lid should be open to remove it and that was a huge time-saver. Thanks so much! The part was broken because of very poor design. The part actually worked fine, but the piece of thin plastic that held the part in place broke. Back to the drawing board Whirlpool.

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16 of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Christa J from ElDorado Springs, MO

Stopped working only filled with water.

Fast simple and supper easy! Please do not waist your time or money on repairmen that rip you off. You are garunteed all the way or your money back from Parts Select. Go to your model number than read a few stories of others to better pin point your problem then order part and your item will ship fast I had my part on the 2nd day of the order. Do not be fooled you can do it easily! I have order twice and both items went smoothly and took less then 10 minutes to put in. Thanks Parts Select for making it possible for the little guys and supporting them and not the big rip off scammers. I will be back when needed. May you continue in your good deed! C.S.

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14 of 18 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jeremy from Marengo, IA

Washer wouldn't start up after filling & closing lid

First I loosened the 2 screws on the outside of the top control assembly with a philips screwdriver. Then I took out the 2 other screws toward the top on the back with a socketwrench.Next I removed the top so I could access the switch. After that I removed the broken switch and unhooked from wire hareness. I then hooked up the new switch and snapped into place. Last I put the top back on and screwed into place.

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11 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

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

My washer stopped mid-cycle and acted completely dead

I thought the click of the lid switch sounded different so I pulled the top console and tested it for continuity in both positions and found none. When I by-passed the switch the washer started up, so I knew what the problem was. There are four screws involved to remove the console which reveals the lid switch to the left side. There's a single screw for a ground wire but the switch itself is simply snapped in place after disconnecting the wire harness plug (must be done with the lid open btw).

I was lucky to diagnose the problem accurately so that the first thing I suspected turned out to be the problem!

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9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Dwane from Cincinnati, OH

The wash cycle did not start.

First I removed the plastic panels on each side the control panel. Each side was secured by a phillips screw. Once the screws were removed the side panels were easily removed. I tilted the panel back to the rear of the washing machine to expose the lid switch. I first took a picture with my camera phone to ensure installing the switch correctly. I removed a small screw that secured a green ground wire. The lid switch was removed by lifting the plastic catch with a flathead (or slot) screwdriver and uplugging the switch. Reverse the steps and install the new switch. Secure and tighten the green ground wire. The lid must be lifted to properly seat the lid's guide arm into the lid switch. Replace the side panels and tighten the phillip screws. Test the wash cycle using a low water level. It took me 5 minutes to install this part. I am a attorney not a mechanic.

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9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Covington, LA

Washer would not wash,spin or drain.

I thought that the lid switch was the problem why the washer would not perform the drain or spin cycle. I broke the lid switch by moving the wires around. I rigged it so my daughter could use it by screwing a screw in the switch til the new one came in. After a few days, the machine stopped working again as stated above with the motor. I purchased a new Whir-pool washer for her and later found a white wire that connects to the electric motor was burnt around the connector in that only one tiny wire was still attached. I reconnected the wire in the connector and the washer started working again.

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9 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Harry from Bensalem, PA

Two problems - washer stopped and had to open and close lid several times to restart. Problem 2 - could not get inlet valve to take in hot water.

1. Read a repair manual that I bought several years ago for this model. Pictures and notes for removing control panel and back cover of washer were very helpful. Replacing the lid switch was easy as long as you have the lid open when locking it down. The control valve was easy and I swapped out wires one at a time to make sure I didn't swap hot for cold. I then removed valve and locked down new one. Reversing the control panel and back skin were easy with a second set of hands to hold the back panel in place while installing two bottom screws. The parts resolved the problems.

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Larry from WILLMAR, MN

Washer would not start adjutating unless I opened and closed the lid a few times.

Unplugged the main power. Removed the 2 screws in the back and top of the control panel. Pulled control panel forward and tipped towards me to remove from top of washer. Removed the ground wire screw with a socket/ratchet. Removed the switch by pressing the tap inwards. The tab was brittle and broke. Replaced the switch, ground wire with screw and the control panel. I notice that the 2 screws which secure the switch lever/hinge to the lid were loose. These 2 loose screws were actually the problem in the first place. The loose lever was not making good contact with the switch. I think the switch was actually fine but since I broke the tab on the switch I needed to replace it anyhow. Plugged in power cord and washed a load.

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9 of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: steve from madison, SD

Washer would fill but not run

After reading other comments about lid switch replacement , I knew the front of the control panel would move forward and lift off. Although none of the descriptions mention the steel clips that were also use to hold the cover down. It does take quite a bit of presure to pry these up and loose before panel would move forward. Would recomend putting tape on both washer and screwdriver to protect washer.

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