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Friday, June 20, 2003

Mailbag: Accessing the Lid Switch on a Whirlpool/Kenmore Direct Drive Washer

Charles A. Cola wrote:
How do I gain access to the lid switch on my Kenmore Washer Model number 110.82992110 in order to replace it?


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Good question, thanks for asking! To gain access to the lid switch on this washer, you'll need to remove the washer cabinet shroud.

With the washer cabinet removed, you have easy access to the lid switch. You may find that the actuator lever is broken. If the actuating lever looks ok, then you should use your ohm meter to check the continuity of the lid switch. Many times, if the switch is bad, it will no longer make a clicking sound when you actuate it. Your lid switch can be replaced using one of the kits below, most likely the older style. But you can easily confirm this by feasting your Vulcan squinties on your washer's lid switch.

Older-style Lid Switch
Older style lid switch and plunger assembly for a Whirlpool or Kenmore direct drive washer--click for larger view.
Newer-style Lid Switch
Newer style lid switch for a Whirlpool or Kenmore direct drive washer--click for larger view.

There are a couple of things to look out for in replacing the cabinet, shown here. Other than that, piece of pie. Tear 'em up, Hoss!

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