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Lid Switch

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Fix Number: FIX11722098
Manufacturer #: 3949247V
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

The lid switch is a part of the washing machine that is found mounted to the underside of the cabinet top panel. This genuine OEM part is also known as a washer lid switch, a lid switch assembly, or a lid switch assembly with leads. The purpose of this switch is to inform the washer when the lid is closed, so that it can start the wash cycle. If the switch is not functioning properly, it can result in the washer not starting, it not advancing through the cycles, the tub not draining, or it pumping but not spinning. The plastic can become brittle with time, so aggressive movements like slamming the washer lid, or the vibrating of an unbalanced load, can cause the lid switch to break. If you are experiencing these problems, you can use a multimeter to check the lid switch for continuity.

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Replacing your Lid Switch

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Average Repair Rating: 4.0 / 5.0, 33 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Teresa from Dewey, OK
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Replacement of the lid switch
Removed the old switch, conduit/wiring and put the new one in. Very easy.
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  • Customer:
    Louise from Greenview, CA
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Lid switch broke so machine filled but would not run.
I followed the short video on your web site. It was perfect.
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  • Customer:
    Richard from FRIENDSHIP, WI
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
My washer would not drain.
Step 1: Drained washer by hand (siphon hose)
Removed electric power and all hoses
Step 2: Moved washer into spacious work area
Step 3: Followed video for replacing lid switch (excellent presentration)
Step 4: Easily installed new lid switch
Step 5: Because of washer age, Front/Top panel was difficult to align with bottom rails.
Step 6: Moved washer back to laundry area and re-connected hoses and power cord.
Step 7: Back in business...Thanks
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  • Customer:
    Martin from Wichita, KS
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
The lid switch on our washer was broken.
I followed the instructions on the online video by loosening the control panel and disconnecting the electrical connector. Then I removed the cabinet the lid switch and wiring harness. After that I installed the new switch and wiring harness, put the cabinet back on, reconnected the wiring harness to the control panel wires, put the cabinet back on and repositioned the control panel. The only extra instructions I could have used was for removing and reinstalling the cabinet. Other than that everything went smoothly!
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  • Customer:
    Robert from WACHAPREAGUE, VA
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
No spin cyvle
Replaced lid switch. Simple repair. Video was very helpful.
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  • Customer:
    Ron from Westerville, OH
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Broken lid switch
Ordered switch and installed it.
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  • Customer:
    Keith from North Highlands, CA
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Stopped Mid-Cycle not draining soapy water
Removed Control panel and Washer Top. Replaced Switch and Reassembled.. Tested OK...
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  • Customer:
    Mary from San Antonio, TX
  • Parts Used:
    807117001, 3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Unable to drain water in washer and leak in dishwasher
Hi, I had a dishwasher and a dryer go out during the same weekend. I ordered both parts about 3 hours apart. We (my husband) and I could not have been more pleased. Both came in the same package and were here in a short amount of time. The parts and shipping totaled about $58.00. We feel that we saved about $1000 that weekend by doing the work ourselves (and not replacing them) and using a very user-friendly website to diagnose the problem and getting the right parts. We will definitely order from this company again. As a matter of fact, I did order a shelf for our refrigerator and had the same outcome- very satisfied with all. Walter and Mary
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  • Customer:
    Henry from Baldwin, NY
  • Parts Used:
    3949247V
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Washer would not agitate or spin - found broken lid switch
Could not move washer out of the alcove YET - So temporarily spliced wires and sealed with shrink-tubing - BUT watching video from the site - when ready, it will be EASY!!
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  • Customer:
    HOWARD from PARIS, TN
  • Parts Used:
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  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Lid switch was not making contact and machine would not spin.
Exactly like the instruction video.
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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
      Fix Number: FIX11722098
      Manufacturer Part Number: 3949247V
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      Description
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