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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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Most Recent

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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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Timothy from Saint Louis, MO

Washer would not agitate when lid was closed

The only tricky part was figuring out how to get to the part. There were only two screws that seemed likely candidates to pop off the control panel (on the back at the corners). Fortunately for me the obvious answer was the right one...the panel lifted up and the new part went in - very easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Richard from Austin, TX

Washer drained, but would not spin

I watch the video... that simple!

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5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: luis from ocoee, AL

Washer would fill with water but not turn on

Removed control assembly found lid switch. Had to unscrew ground wire from warsher popped clip on old switch came right out. Had to play with lid in order to remove. Popped new switch in screwed ground wire. Reinstalled control panel,plugged in and the way it went. Trouble shot with parts direct made it easy and saved me 350 dollars(new washer)

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from Pocono Summit, PA

Found water filled and will not spin or empty

Took an educated guess it was the lid switch and after playing with the switch got it to work. Ordered new switch. The hard part was to find the model number and thanks to customer service sticking with we. we found the info and was able to come up with a part number. Re placing the switch is very easy but I had to remove the cast after trying to open the machine the wrong way. So a little body work. I also found the frame was cracked and with a fender washer on the other side of the front feet was able to fix that. Washer run great a lot is a lot quieter.THANKS!!

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Nels from SOUTH HAVEN, MI

Washer would fill but not agitate. Lifting and closing lid would eventually get it started. Lid switch bad

unplug washer. -remove two phillips head screws and two nut head screws holding control panel. -lift up control panel. -remove nut head screw on ground wire of switch. -release and remove switch. - put in new switch. - connect ground wire. -replace control panel and screws. -plug in washer. (depending on location of your washer move it to gain access to screws on back of control panel.- once done move washer back.)

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Charles from Terre Haute, IN

No spin or agitation

I removed four srews holding the control panel and laid it to the side, then removed a screw holding the ground on and disconnected the electrical connection. The lid needs to be open to remove the switch. Just remove the switch and reverse sequence. To replace the coupling , I laid over the washer and removed two screws holding the straps connecting the motor to the transmission. After seperating, I pulled off old couplings and reinstalled the new ones on both the motor and transmission. I had to tap couplings on. Then reversed the installation and set backup and tried it out. It worked great.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Anne from IRA, MI

My husband did it. He popped the top control section off by sliding the knife under each side to lift it off.

The switch just snapped out of the holding section and the new part was snapped back into its place. He put the top section back on and it worked! Being a woman not knowing anything about repairing machines, I thought it went very well. I just googled my problem with the washer, it sent me to this site saying what they thought was the problem, I live chatted with someone and they confirmed the solution. I ordered the part and it came in 2 days and my husband fixed it. And now I have a working washer again. Thank you for your site. Anne

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Gene from N PROVIDENCE, RI

Washer would not enter spin cycles.

Went on-line for help.found parts select website.referred to your service videos.discovered solution to problem.bought proper part.arrived in excellent condition.watched another video for how to install the part.completed repair in about one hour.washer operating back to normal again. this site is a one stop answer/parts shop. thank you .

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jessica from Jewett, NY

Washer would not start consistently when lid was closed. Water filled, but cycle would not start

Unplug the washer. Used flat blade screwdriver under each end of the control housing on top of the machine. This popped the spring clips and allowed the control housing to be lifted up and rotated out of the way. Once out of the way, lift clip on wiring harness to lid switch, then pull the harness off. Use nutdriver to remove screw holding ground wire in place. Open lid of the machine. Pinch tab on back of the lid switch and rotate the switch up and out of the machine. Insert the new switch in the same manner, making sure that the machine lid remains open until the switch snaps into place. Attach ground wire using screw removed earlier and nutdriver. Clip wiring harness back in place. Close the lid and then rotate the control housing downward, and press on both ends to re-engage the spring clips which hold it down.

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

Bad lid sensor

Ordered and replaced the sensor. Fairly simple. Washer runs good now. Thank you!

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3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Kenneth from Carmel, IN

The machine would cycle properly all the time.

I read the experiences of others on this site and determined that the problem was probably the lid switch. Used others experience in taking the panel off and removed the old switch and inserted the new one. The post to be sure to have the lid open was good and probably saved me some time. Overall, the fix was simple and the problem appears to have been solved. The lid switch got here the day after I ordered it and that was great service. Better than paying for a service call or new washer.

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3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: james from Cumming, GA

Washer wouldn't come on, power turned on but no action

removed the top cover (with all the knobs on it) by releasing the holds in the back
removed the screw holding the lid in place
pinched the snap and removed the part

pinched the snap on the new one and seated in in the hole
screwed in the screw (lol)
turned on the washer

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2 of 5 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: Joel from Tompkinsville, KY

Washer would do nothing

I never have and never will claim to be a mechanic. my wife said it had to be the lid switch. After opening and closing the lid I agreed. Took 2 screws out of back of top panel lifted control panel out of way and there was the lid switch just as part select custumers had said. $100 repairman fix, and I fixed it for a little over $20.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Switch, Lid
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: kathy from mccomb, MS

Water fill up but then stopped.

did not see how it was done husband and son put it together

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