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I'm not "hardware hank" but wondering if I can fix, at least
temporarily, a Kenmore washing machine: Series 90, about 8 years old.

It is full of water and won't drain and won't spin. I unplugged and
reached under where the lid switch is and something fell down behind the
bin inside the machine. So I'm guessing it had broken off. Just a guess.
I can't remember if it the lid needs to be closed for it to drain but if
it does then perhaps it is a broken switch.

Is there any way a non-repair type like me can fix it?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Norm wrote:
I'm not "hardware hank" but wondering if I can fix, at least
temporarily, a Kenmore washing machine: Series 90, about 8 years old.

It is full of water and won't drain and won't spin. I unplugged and
reached under where the lid switch is and something fell down behind the
bin inside the machine. So I'm guessing it had broken off. Just a guess.
I can't remember if it the lid needs to be closed for it to drain but if
it does then perhaps it is a broken switch.

Is there any way a non-repair type like me can fix it?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Please send email to: nwhiii at yahoo dot com


Lid must be shut to run! Yopu could bypass that switch temporarily but
be careful so no one gets hurt by say having arm in machine it will
start spinning

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Your lid switch is broken. This is how you replace it:

Unplug washer. Remove endcaps if present on the control panel, that
cover scew at lower front left and right, at the point it touches the
washer top. Remove those screws. Rotate the control panel up on its
hinges. Disconnect lid switch connector. Stick a screwdriver into the
clips that hold the top to the back, wedge the tool back to spring the
clips. Now the whole cabinet will come off the chassis by pulling it
forward and out of the way. You will now have access to replace the
switch. To put back together, the hardest part is getting the cabinet
back on. Lift it up and hook front along front edge of the base,
rotate the whole thing onto the base. The sides may tend to flair out
away from the base. If they do, use your foot to give gentle pressue
inward to allign side with base. Snap the clips back in place, and
continue.

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Norm wrote:

I'm not "hardware hank" but wondering if I can fix, at least
temporarily, a Kenmore washing machine: Series 90, about 8 years old.

It is full of water and won't drain and won't spin. I unplugged and
reached under where the lid switch is and something fell down behind the
bin inside the machine. So I'm guessing it had broken off. Just a guess.
I can't remember if it the lid needs to be closed for it to drain but if
it does then perhaps it is a broken switch.

Is there any way a non-repair type like me can fix it?

Thanks for any suggestions.



OP back.

Thanks for the suggestions.

The washer is almost full and in a location not easily moved.

Is there any way to disable the cutoff switch from the control panel?

Thanks.

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Norm wrote:
I'm not "hardware hank" but wondering if I can fix, at least
temporarily, a Kenmore washing machine: Series 90, about 8 years old.

It is full of water and won't drain and won't spin. I unplugged and
reached under where the lid switch is and something fell down behind the
bin inside the machine. So I'm guessing it had broken off. Just a guess.
I can't remember if it the lid needs to be closed for it to drain but if
it does then perhaps it is a broken switch.

Is there any way a non-repair type like me can fix it?

Thanks for any suggestions.

--
Please send email to: nwhiii at yahoo dot com


Hi,

No model# posted.

Series 90


That isn't it.
http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

I unplugged and
reached under where the lid switch is and something fell down behind the
bin inside the machine. So I'm guessing it had broken off


Very possible the lid switch is broken. These may help....

http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html
http://www.applianceaid.com/dd_lidswitch.html

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/



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A good washer servicer would never suggest that you bypass a lid
switch, but if you are bent on doing it, you can access the connection
point by flipping up the control panel. It is right there. A small
wire run between the outer contacts will complete the circuit and allow
you to operate the washer. You remove an important safety element by
bypassing the lid switch; the spin won't stop when opening the lid, and
this is dangerous, especially if you have small children. You will
have to decide for yourself if the bypass is temporary or a permanent
fix for your washer.

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Thanks to all for suggestions.

Given that I'm not sure which is correct wire to connect to do the
bypass so I can at least drain the tub. I think I best call the
Sears/Kenmore repair center.

BTW, the model # is: 110.26912691


Again, thank you for the responses and help.

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Norm wrote:
Thanks to all for suggestions.

Given that I'm not sure which is correct wire to connect to do the
bypass so I can at least drain the tub. I think I best call the
Sears/Kenmore repair center.

BTW, the model # is: 110.26912691


Again, thank you for the responses and help.

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Hi,

BTW, the model # is: 110.26912691


The lid switch...
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=547222
Lid switch assembly

Given that I'm not sure which is correct wire to connect to do the
bypass so I can at least drain the tub.


Some washer drain hose are low to the floor, may be able to lower the
drain hose int oa bucket to empty out the washer.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/

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