How to Replace a Gas Laundry Center Lid Lock Switch

This #diy #repair video shows how #replace the washer lid lock switch on a common Kenmore and Frigidaire laundry center.

The lid lock switch monitors whether the washer lid is open or closed, and locks the lid. When broken, the lid lock switch can’t detect the position of the lid. If your washer won’t agitate or spin, you may need to replace the lid lock switch.

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Before you begin, wear work gloves to protect your hands. Unplug the laundry center. Shut off the gas. Remove the screws from the bottom of the front panel. Slide the front panel down to release the mounting tabs and pull it off. Remove the screws from under the front corners of the top panel. Lift the top panel up. Disconnect the wires from the lid lock switch. Remove the lid lock mounting screws. Remove the lid lock switch. Position the new lid lock switch under the top washer panel and reinstall the mounting screws. Connect the wires to the new lid lock switch. Lower the top panel. Reinstall the screws in the top panel. Push the front panel mounting tabs into the mounting slots and slide the panel up to engage the mounting tabs. Reinstall the mounting screws. Plug the laundry center back in. Turn on the gas supply.

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