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Kenmore Automatic Washer Lid Switch Compatibility

I have a Kenmore Automatic Washer Model No. 110.28882790
80 Series, Heavy Duty, Super Capacity Plus
and my lid switch (Part No. 3949238) went bad.

I called my locale appliance parts dealer and instead of asking for the "part number" he asked that I bring my broken lid switch with me so he can match it up. He said that Kenmore only make two kinds of lid switches for a Kenmore 80 series washer, and that it was just a matter of matching them up.

After purchasing the new lid switch, which identically was an exact match, I noticed when I returned home and referenced my Kenmore Automatic Washer Parts List that the part number of the new lid switch had a different number than was referenced. As I stated previously the parts list references Part No. 3949238, and the part no of the one I picked up at my local appliance parts dealer was Part No. 3949247.

Upon further inspection, I did notice that the new lid switch wiring and gray wiring harness is longer than the wiring and wiring harness on my original lid switch.

My question is as follows: Is this new lid switch, Part No. 3949247 compatible with my automatic washer, and can I use it to replace my old lid switch?

Thank you for your time and incite regarding this matter.

Kenmore , Washers
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Manage My Life
Getting the right part is important. While you wait for the expert to review and reply, if you would like to check this model for the correct part number, the link below will help.
by Manage My Life
July 18th, 2013
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Jonathan Baca
Thanks for contacting I understand your concern with the parts for your washer. The 3949247 would not work with your model. You would need to purchase part 3949238. It can be purchased at


clicking here


Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance.

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by Jonathan Baca Earned 7,899 community points in Kenmore
July 19th, 2013
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