How difficult a repair job is replacing a clothes washer lid switch?

We have a Kenmore Washer. The lid switch is not funtioning properly.. My husband is not the "Maytag repair man", but he is logical, practical and can follow directions. How tough of a job is replacing the lid switch? For those of you who are home fix-it folks, and know what you're talking about - would an intelligent guy be able to muddle thru a job like this, or would you advise hiring the pro?

Asked By: ctmom05 - 1/28/2008
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These are very easy to do unplug the machine and use a putty knife to remove the top of the washer by sticking it between the bottom and top panel and prying up on the top lid .Do this in the front of the machine only... More
Answered By: dadcat00759 - 1/28/2008
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It would take less than two hours if he has semi-decent instructions for it. If you've got instructions on how, and can let your laundry wait till saturday, then he could do it.
Answered By: KingJohn - 1/28/2008
Yes, he can do it. Should take less than 1 hour. Don't forget to unplug it.
Answered By: Chuck K - 1/28/2008
About as hard as it is in changing the brake lite on your car Once he starts to take the top off he will look at it and say is that all there is to it??? Read the first guy to answer how to I won't go through all the do this do thats he already has
Answered By: WAYNE T - 1/28/2008
This is a easy fix. 1st unplug the machine Then put a flat screwdriver covered with a rag into the crack around the top of the washer, at each front corner and twist The top will pop off ( you may have to do this at each front corner. Once it is loose lift it up ( it is hinged on the back) you will see the switch... More
Answered By: ec1177 - 1/28/2008
Having owened a couple of Kenmore automatic washing machines the last one being a 1980-something model, I think I know and can picture what you're talking about. If I remember correctly, the top lid switch is a safety cutoff device that will stop the spinning of the basket during the rinse and spin dry cycles. It may... More
Answered By: dbHARMjr - 1/28/2008
Dadcat got it right for a belt-drive machine. If it's a direct drive, remove the 2 screws at each corner of the control panel, then flip the control panel back. That will expose the holding clamps that are removed with a flat-tip screwdriver. The whole cabinet comes off. The wire to the door switch will have a... More
Answered By: Kurtis G - 1/28/2008
Way to go Kurtis G. You got it right. There are two different body styles depending on whether its a belt drive or a direct drive. If the machine is older than 15 years, its probably a belt drive. If its a direct drive, you can pop the consolee up like Kurtis said and take a continuity test of the switch through the... More
Answered By: Dad T - 1/28/2008
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