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I have a sears Kenmore washer, Model number 110.26962503, serial

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I have a sears Kenmore washer, Model number 110.26962503, serial # XXXXX(NNN) NNN-NNNN purchased, 05 May 06.

Washer will not start filling with water, or start any cycle, UNLESS I pick up the lid a few inches and drop the lid. ?

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Clyde
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  built1950 replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. You are most likely correct, replacing the lid switch should solve the problem. Here is the instructions:

Disconnect power first 3. Check or change the lid switch. Unplug the washer. Check the actuator on the lid that operates the lid switch to see if broken. Open the console of the washer. After removing the screws, the console will lift up and hinge back. Disconnect the plug going to the lid switch. Picture. Check the lid switch [lid closed] with an ohm meter from the wire plug-in leading to the switch. If no continuity, replace the lid switch. You will need to remove the cabinet to replace the switch. There are only a couple screws holding the lid switch assembly and a ground wire connection to the cabinet. Reassemble the washer and test the operation.

Unplug washer, remove the two consol screws and tilt console back, remove cabinet clips, unlock lid switch block and then remove the cabinet. Remove the lid switch mounting screws, disconnect ground wire and remove lid switch assembly. Compare old switch to the new one. If the plastic sleeve of the new switch is longer, break off at the score mark. Pull wire partially out of sleeve before shortening sleeve. If the sleeve had to be shortened, the wires must be looped to take up the excess wire. Use supplied wire tie from the new kit. Install new switch assembly. New lid switch pictures are here.

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