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Kenmore 417.94862302 stack washer - how to replace lid switch?

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I was checking out a Kenmore stack washer/dryer recently and determined the washer needs a new lid switch. This is essentially a Frigidaire top load stack washer/dryer and the lid switch has one of those locking mechanisms. I've never had to change one before, but it didn't look particularly straight-forward. I'm planning on going back to do the job next week, so I figured I'd ask here and see how it's done. Any advice?

Thanks!

Trevor

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Thanks for the link, RegUS. I'm also wondering how the switch is removed and replaced. I could see a couple screws underneath, but I couldn't exactly tell how to take it out. Any suggestions?

Trevor

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remove front panel, remove mounting screws from switch and replace, should be straight forward

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Cool, thanks for the info, bayouboy! I'll report back with results after I get a chance to tackle it next week. 

Trevor

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The two screws at the bottom of the panel are to be removed then the panel slides downwards off the hooks.  Switch will be right in front of you once front panel is off.

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Just reporting back with my experience replacing the lid sensor/latch on the Kenmore (Frigidaire-built) stack washer. It was actually a very easy job, and here's how I did it: 

Remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the front panel on the washer, the panel then slides down and pulls off. Next, you remove the washer top which has the lid and lid sensor mounted to it. In order to do that, locate the philips-head screws close to the front underneath the top panel, one on the left and one on the right. Once those screws are removed, the whole top panel including the lid switch can be removed from the machine. (just make sure to unplug the wires to the switch, there's a total of 4. 2 go to the microswitch on the left, the other 2 are in a harness together that pulls off the right side of the switch assembly) With the top panel removed, replacing the switch/latch assembly is a piece of cake, just 2 screws holding it to the panel. Re-assembly is just the reverse of the steps I wrote above. I thought this job might be a bit involved, but I had it done in 20 minutes or so. 

Thanks for all the help!
Trevor

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Nice job! 

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