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Lid Switch Assembly

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$52.03
Fix Number: FIX11742021
Manufacturer #: WP3949238
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

When the lid switch on your washer is activated, it sends a signal that the lid is shut and that the machine can operate through the wash cycles. If your washer will not start, drain, agitate, or spin, there may be an issue with the lid switch assembly. You can use a multimeter to check the switch for continuity to determine if it is defective or not. If you need to replace the part, this is a genuine OEM lid switch that comes with a three-wire lead.

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Average Repair Rating: 3.8 / 5.0, 26 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Saul from Elgin, IL
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Washer No Longer Spinning/Draining or Working
I recently came across an issue with my washer. It was no longer responding to any commands or settings initiated from me while attempting to use it. It seemed my washer has finally bit the dust. It is an 80 Series Kenmore washer, possible around 10 years old. Frustrated with the issues I did research online and discovered that it may just be the lip switch assembly. I ordered the part and performed the repair process. My only tip is to make sure you have ample room to remove the washer cabinet and also to be able to move the washer to ensure there is no complication when unscrewing or attaching the new part. Make sure you use a 5/16 ratchet to remove the grounding screw as well. I have a smaller laundry room with only about 3 ft of moving space to really get the job done. I was able to remove the cabinet out to the hallway and make the repair. Also be sure to properly attach the cabinet back into the washer before putting everything back into place. All in all it was an easy repair. It should only take you about 10 mins to make the repair, and the rest of the time your just removing the cabinet, latches and screws. Save myself $400+ dollars!
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  • Customer:
    Scott from Sandpoint, ID
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
The lid switch was broken and needed to be replaced
I used the video provided on the invoice and he very easily guided me through the process in simple to understand instructions. I don't think I could have done the repair without the video so thank you. I will continue to purchase from and recommend your company. You made what could have been a very arduous project into a relatively simple one.
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  • Customer:
    J B from LAS CRUCES, NM
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Lid switch had to be replaced
Followed the instruction video on line
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  • Customer:
    joe from fowlerville, MI
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Washer would not drain/spin
Thanks to a "youtube" video about my exact washer model and the correct part from your company, I repaired my washer in no time and saved myself from a needless new washer purchase. Hope to get more life from my current lightly used machine. Thank you very much! When I need more parts, I know where I will get them.
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  • Customer:
    Richard from Enfield, CT
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Water would not drain.
Googled problem and found website. Watched short video. Disassembled washer body & removed bad part. Put in new part, reassembled the washer, & it worked. I had never attempted to repair an appliance before. Thanks for making the repair so easy!
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  • Customer:
    Justin from Shelby, NC
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Washer not going to drain and rinse cycle
First thing is to unplug the cord from power outlet. I had enough room to slide washer forward with out taking water lines loose. Removed plastic caps on end of control panel, Removed two screws holding control panel slide forward slightly, Fliped controls back. Then used flat screw driver to remove the two brass clips holding back in place. Removed one single screw in back of washer that holds the cover. Remove cover and changed out lid switch. This site has a video you can review.
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  • Customer:
    Larry from North Las Vegas, NV
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Would not empty or spin
Followed the Video that was sent, took a little than necessary together to clean inside. found that I shouldn't have bought the part, but should have traded out the washer to a new one. Very dirty inside. FOLLOW The Instructional Video, it's easy!!
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  • Customer:
    chris from Winnetka, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Not spin cycle
Simple repair this company was great easy to order very fast delivery with tracking number so glad I found this company would highly recommend these guys to all . Also I sourced this product locally but was 20$ higher in price very sad tidied AAA+++
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  • Customer:
    John from Cape Coral, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
lid switch broken. Washer wont rinse/spin.
Used video from Youtube. Only extra input I have is to give yourself plenty of room to work. I removed my dryer to give additional work space.
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  • Customer:
    Donna from Rockmart, GA
  • Parts Used:
    WP3949238
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Washer would not spin.
I followed the instruction video provided by this site, step by step, as I played the video & paused it as I completed each step! The video is amazing! It made the repair very, very easy for this 62 year old lady! I am very happy! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!!
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11742021
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3949238
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
11015732400
Washer
Kenmore
11015842400
Washer - Kenmore Washing Machine
Kenmore
11015852400
Washer
Kenmore
11015862400
Washer
Kenmore
11015864400
Washer
Kenmore
11016512690
Washer
Kenmore
11016512691
Washer
Kenmore
11016512692
Washer
Kenmore
11016611690
Washer
Kenmore
11016611691
Washer
Kenmore
11016611692
Washer
Kenmore
11016612690
Washer
Kenmore
11016612691
Washer
Kenmore
11016612692
Washer
Kenmore
11019422200
Washer
Kenmore
11020402990
Washer
Kenmore
11020412990
Washer
Kenmore
11020412991
Washer
Kenmore
11020422990
Washer
Kenmore
11020422991
Washer
Kenmore
11020432990
Washer
Kenmore
11020432991
Washer
Kenmore
11020442990
Washer
Kenmore
11020442991
Washer
Kenmore
11020602990
Washer
Kenmore
11020602991
Washer
Kenmore
11020602992
Washer
Kenmore
11020612990
Washer
Kenmore
11020612991
Washer
Kenmore
11020622990
Washer