Replacement lid switch for a Whirlpool-Kenmore washer

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on June 12, 2012

in Dryer Repair

Your Name: Ken

Type of Appliance: Washer

Brand: Kenmore

Model Number: 110.82781800

Your Precious Words:
Changing out the lid switch (#661517)and the only replacement part I can find is a 3-wire switch (#279347). My oem is a 2 wire switch. Can I use this replacement part safely? If so, how?

Hi Ken,

Here’s the genuine OEM replacement lid switch for your washer ==>

The switch is designed to be multipurpose and can be safely used on your washer. If you look closely at the side of the switch with the two spades, you’ll see the letters “NO” and “NC.”

NO – Normally Open
NC – Normally Closed

You want attach one wire to the spade labeled “NO.”

The other side is common, attach the other wire to it and you’ll be good to go.

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