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    • Part Number: AP3100001
    • MFG Part Number: 3949238
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I ordered and received a new lid switch part number AP310001. Using the same ohm meter as I was directed to use to determine if my old switch was defective, it appears that the new one is also defective. I want to determine if my test process is correct. I set the meter to RX1, put the black test wire into the hole marked: -com and the red into the +V-(ohm symbol)-A hole. The switch connector has 3 wires. I touched the other end of the red and black wires to the outside 2 connector wire and got a reading of about 35. I understood that it should read "0" Is the new switch defective? If not, where should I look next to see why my washer motor still doesn't work with the new switch installed? The tub fills with water, but agitator and spin function do not work. Thanks!

Greg for Model Number Kenmore 80 Series Washer

ANSWER Hello Greg, Set the test meter to the resistance setting RX1. Touch the leads together to make sure the meter reads Zero. Zero is another term for "continuity". When you are not touching the leads together it will read OL, (this means overload. In other words, too much resistance to give a reading [no continuity]). Now you are testing from black wire to black wire. It should read open until the switch is activated. When it is activated, it should read Zero again, (or the resistance of the meter leads. This will sometimes be .02, .03, etc...). 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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