Whirlpool/Kenmore Washing Machine Lid Switch Replacement (part #3949238)

Uploaded by RepairClinic on 14.05.2010

repair clinic encourages you to perform this procedure safely
in this video
we will show one or more of these icons
to alert you when to use caution
as with any repair be sure you've unplugged the appliance before beginning
your first step is to move the control panel out of the way, to do this remove
the screws founded either end
on some models these screws may be located in the rear panel
or they may be covered by plastic end caps
pull the end cap off from the top to access the screw
remove both screws
and rotate the panel up
some models use clips instead of screws to secure the control panel
insert a putty knife between the control panel and the cabinet to release the
unplug the wire connector
and snap out the spring clips using a flat head screw driver
tilt the cabinet towards you, slide forward and removed
set down the front of the cabinet on a a towel or carpet to access the lid
switch assembly
remove the ground screw first
followed by the two mounting screws
unsnap the wire harness from the two metal retainers
you can use a flat head screw driver to assist in detaching the harness
remove the old lid switch by using pliers to evenly squeeze both sides
of the wire connector
you're now ready to install the new lid switch assembly
snap the wire connector of the new lid switch assembly into place
secure the wire harness using both metal retainers
line the main switch up with the screw holes near the lid opening and secure
with the two mounting screws
then attach the grounding wire
now reinstall the cabinet
the front edge of the cabinet slides underneath the base frame use your foot
to push it into position align the two notches in each side of the cabinet
with the tabs on each side of the base frame
now ease the cabinet to match up with the rear panel
reinstall the spring clips
reattach the wire connector
rotate the control panel down and lock the clips into place
or reinstall the two screws
if applicable to your model replace the end caps by aligning the tab with the
slot at the bottom and snapping the cap into position
you are now ready to plug the appliance back in to make sure it's functioning