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Bad clothed washer lid switch

Peter H. • Avila Beach, CA • July 06, 2014
Appliance: Model KITHCHEN AID WASHER My Repair & Advice

Was in the middle of a wash load and the cycle stopped on rinse/spin. Tub was full of water and would not pump out. So, had to siphon it out. Used garden hose. Connected it to a small wet/dry shop vac with an adapter for inflating an air bed that fit the hose ID. Started the siphon to the yard (could run to shower or other interior drain lower than the bottom of the tub). APP.com had the video on replacing the switch - great help! The screws on the front corners of the control panel are a little known type - MorTorq. No bits available @ HomeDepot or Ace. Decided to try an "easy out" to remove the screws, but found they are hardened when trying to drill the pilot hole. So, checked the bad switch and found it was easy to remove by tilting the tub for access to it. Then was able to cut the wire from the control panel and on the new switch. Used "heat-shrink" insulation to cover the soldered connections and set the new switch. Worked perfectly! Washer is an older Kitchen Aid that is still working great. Thanks very much APPros.com! Great service on the part - ordered it on Wednesday July 2, with 2 day shipping. Forgot Friday was the 4th! UPS delivered it on Thursday - 24 hours after I ordered it! Thought I was going to have to wait until the following Monday, but blessed to have it before the weekend. Keep up the great work!

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Repair Time Estimate

30-60 minutes

Tools Used
    Screwdrivers
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