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Manage My Life
June 27th, 2009
Joey S
Note: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the washer

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The lid switch (key#9) is activated by the left hand lid hinge which is accessible once the console (key#39) has been placed in the service position. Remove the two screws securing the console to the rear panel. Slide the console forwards about 1/4 inch and then lift it up and hinge it over the rear panel. You will see the lid switch in the left corner. You will likely need to bend the arm of the hinge so that it will energize the lid switch. I added a couple of new images below. If you need to remove the cabinet, pop the two (2) gold colored cabinet clips off (key#6) securing the cabinet to the rear panel. Tilt the cabinet forward and off.

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By Joey S
June 29th, 2009
Manage My Life
August 29th, 2012
Answered in 5 minutes
Manage My Life
Replacing a part on a washer can be pretty difficult without the proper instructions. I did some research on the subject and provided a link, I hope this will be helpful until an expert responds to your question. The link is attached below.
By Manage My Life
August 29th, 2012
WILLIAM FOLEY
November 26th, 2012
Answered in 9 minutes
Manage My Life
Accessing the lid switch for repair on Kenmore washers is made easy with a video in the link provided below. I hope this information is useful in your repair. An expert will respond with additional information within two business days.
By Manage My Life
November 26th, 2012
Manage My Life
December 5th, 2011
Answered in 12 minutes
Manage My Life
It is difficult to replace a part without detailed instructions. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. I hope this link provided assist you.
By Manage My Life
December 5th, 2011
Manage My Life
October 26th, 2008
Joey S
First, disconnect the power cord from the power source

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Remove the end cap trim (key#8&15) by pulling the top of the trim up enough clear the console and pivot the top of the trim towards you and off.

Repeat the same step to remove the other end cap trim.

Remove the screw at the bottom of the end caps which was hidden by the end cap trim.

Slide the console forward about 1/4 inch and then lift it up and hinge it over the rear panel.

Disconnect the lid switch quick disconnect plug from the top of the washer.

Remove the two (2) gold colored cabinet clips securing the cabinet to the rear panel. Place the tip of a screwdriver in the first valley and then push the handle end of the screwdriver to the rear to pop the clip loose. Remove both clips.

Open the lid, tilt the top of the cabinet towards you and walk it away from the washer.

You now have access to the lid switch mounted up under the main top.

Reverse the procedure to reassemble the cabinet and console.
By Joey S
October 28th, 2008
Manage My Life
November 25th, 2008
Joey S
I added three (3) images in order to reference the parts and key numbers.

To access the lid switch (key#11) the washer cabinet will need to be removed.

First, disconnect the power cord from the power source

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The console (key#26) will need to be placed in the service position by removing two (2) screws, one (1) screw located at the bottom of the left hand end cap (key#7) and one (1) screw located at the bottom of the right hand end cap (key#10).

In order to access the two (2) screws hidden under the left hand end cap trim (key#8) and under the right hand end cap trim (key#11)the two (2) end cap trim pieces will need to be removed.

To remove the trim, place you finger behind the trim at the very top and bend it up enough to clear the console and then hinge it towards the front and off.

Remove the hidden screw under each end cap trim. Slide the console forwards about 1/4 inch and the raise it upwards and hinge it over the rear panel.

Disconnect the 3 wire lid switch harness plug located on the top. Pop the two (2) cabinet clips (key#6) off.

Place the tip of a flat tipped screw driver down into the first valley and then push the handle end to the rear of the washer to pop off the cabinet clips.

Open the lid and grab the opening and tilt the top of the washer cabinet forwards just a few degrees and then walk it backwards and off.

The lid switch mounted under the main top is now accessible to remove and replace.

Reverse the procedure to re-assemble the washer.
By Joey S
December 1st, 2008
Manage My Life
March 21st, 2011
Answered in 6 minutes
Manage My Life
Replacing a lid switch can be a fairly easy job. Below I have attached some links that may help you figure out how to replace the lid switch on your dishwasher. I hope these links are helpful!
By Manage My Life
March 21st, 2011
Manage My Life
how to install lid switch on washer
October 10th, 2010
Answered in 32 minutes
Manage My Life
Provide your model number to get you a more detailed answer specific to your model. Just add to this thread.
By Manage My Life
October 10th, 2010
Manage My Life
August 6th, 2008
Manage My Life
To remove the cabinet unplug the power cord on the washer from the wall and follow the instructions below.

• Place your index finger on the back of the end caps on the end of the console and lift slightly as you pull forward. The end caps will rotate forward and out and come off the console.

• Remove the two screws in the upper corners of the console. Pull out on the bottom of the console front and it will rotate over the top and hang on the back.

• Remove the two gold colored clips at the rear of the washer top by inserting a flat blade screwdriver in the front edge of them and pushing to the rear. Notice how the come out, you will need to put them back in the same position they were when you removed them.

• Pull the top of the cabinet forward and disconnect the plug in the lid switch wires.

• Lift the cabinet away from the washer base and set it aside.

• Remove the clips holding the pump to the rear of the motor and remove the pump.

• Remove the clips on the front of the motor and slide the motor away from the transmission.
By Manage My Life
August 8th, 2008
Manage My Life
March 29th, 2010
Joey S
In order to access and replace the lid switch will require placing the control panel in the service position. I added an image below with the instructions on how to release and place the control panel in the service position. NOTE: The control panel in the image will not look the same as yours plus the lid switch will be located on the opposite side but the procedure is the same.

NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before placing the control panel in the service position.

The lid switch is part #8318084 and you can order it from

Sears Parts Direct

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By Joey S
March 30th, 2010