in stead of taking the machine apart, to install a lid switch, can you not just connect to the old wire allready on the machine ?
Answer Jim, I wouldn't reccomend splicing wires to the lid switch 285671. You'd be safer and better off replacing the switch assembly complete. It's not that hard or time consuming a project. Thanks and Good Luck, PS Check out the Repair Video attached to the part number, You'll do fine.
I have a Whirlpool washer--At the regular cycle it fills and washes fine--will not drain-spin-rinse---but it does drain and spin fine at the final spin cycle. All other cycles work fine. What do you think the problem is?
Answer Beth, First check the lid hinges and lid bearing for loose screws, and worn out lid hinge bearings 21258, the lid has to be relatively tight in the opening. Then check the switch actuator and screws in the lid. Then consider the lid switch assembly 285671 it may be starting to fail. Thanks and Good Luck
Can you give me directions to replace my lid switch? I have the control panel open.
Answer Hello Sandy. Once the control panel is open, you will need to unplug the lid switch connector and release the two brass colored clips. Then pull the cabinet forward and slide the cabinet off the frame. You wll now be able to remove the screws holding the lid switch in place, and replace the lid switch. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.
Washer filled up, washed but not will drain and spin. Tub is full of water.
If the problem is a lid switch, is it too difficult to install it?
Answer Hello Leonid. These are not to hard to install. You will need to unplug the washer. Then remove the two end cap covers by unsnapping them off the control panel. Once removed, you will need to remove the screws holding the control panel in place. Then pull forward on the control panel and flip the control panel backward to access the lid switch connection and the clips for the cabinet. Unplug the lid switch connection. There are two gold colored clips the will need to be removed by unsnapping them from the cabinet. Then the cabinet will pull off the frame to install the lid switch. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.
Will not spin and drain with the lid down.
Answer Hello Jon! Make sure the lid is aligned properly and the strike is activating the switch. If all is well, you can check the lid switch 285671. You should hear a clicking noise when the lid is being closed, this will help determine if the switch it bad or not. Hope this helps!