Model #11020632990 KENMORE Residential Washers

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Q:

I need directions for installing a lid switch in a washing machine Kenmore model 11020632990. specifically on how to access the switch.

A:

Detailed instructions can really come in handy when replacing a major part on your washer and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will guide you with your project. Click here for the link. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
July 31, 2013
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Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife.com. I understand how important it is to be able to replace a broken lid switch. I have included instructions below on how to do so.
SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

1. Disconnect your Kenmore washer power cord from the wall outlet. Remove the screws that fasten the front of the control console to the washer with a Phillips head screwdriver. Lift the front of the control console and flip it back toward the rear wall where it will sit on its rear hinge.

2. Locate the wiring harness that connects to the door switch connector. The harness and the connector will be toward the center rear of the top panel. Pull the wiring harness away from the connector with your fingers.

3. Release the washer cabinet from the rear panel by inserting a flat head screwdriver into the clips at each corner. Pry the clips out of the top of the washer cabinet.

4. Open the washer lid and remove the two screws that secure the lid switch mechanism to the washer with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pry the lid switch actuator off the bottom of the washer lid with the flat head screwdriver.

5. Close the washer lid and grab the sides of the washer cabinet with your hands. Lift the cabinet away from the washer base. Unsnap the door switch connector from the washer cabinet. Look under the top of the cabinet and unhook the door switch wires from the retaining clips and remove the lid switch assembly.

6. Place the new lid switch assembly connector into position on the washer cabinet and press it into position. Feed the lid switch assembly wires over the retaining clips under the cabinet.

7. Open the washer lid and position the lid switch under the retaining screw holes. Secure the lid switch to the cabinet with the retaining screws. Snap the new lid actuator into place on the washer lid.

8. Close the washer lid and place the cabinet back over the base of the washer. Snap the retaining clips to the top of the washer to secure the washer cabinet to the rear panel.

9. Connect the wiring harness to the new lid switch connector. Pull the control console back over the washer top and fasten it to the washer with the retaining screws. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services
I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.
Lid Switch for Kenmore Washer Model # 11020632990
If you have further questions please let me know. Thanks for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
August 01, 2013
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Q:

Kenmore top load washer won't drain

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I know how important it is to have a good working washer in the home so that you can keep your clothes nice and clean. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good information to help you with your question. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
June 30, 2011
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Hi Tim,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I am sorry you are having problems with your washer.

By what you have stated, it sounds like a lid switch failure. The lid switch has to be closed for the drain and spin cycle on your washer to work. If the lid switch is faulty, it will fill and wash but nothing else. A quick check you can do is to bypass the lid switch and see if it will drain. If the washer operates, the lid switch needs to be replaced.

To bypass the lid switch you need to unplug the washer and open the console. Once you have the console open locate the connector for the lid switch. Here is a video that will demonstrate gaining access to switch connector Video . Place an insulated piece of wire between the two colored wires (see image below), not the green it is a ground and will cause a short. After inserting the bypass make sure it will not touch anything metal, plug the washer in. Start the washer in a drain cycle. If the washer drains and spins, you need to replace the lid switch. Do not leave the bypass in place while you are waiting for the part. This is only for the test.

To you replace the lid switch you have to remove the cabinet of the washer. The instructions for that are in the video provided. Once the cabinet is removed you can take the screws out securing the lid switch and remove the harness from the clips along the underside of the cabinet. Then reinstall the lid switch in the reverse order.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
June 30, 2011
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After testing the switch, it seems that's the problem. Thank you so much for your help

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Tim -
June 30, 2011
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Q:

hello , how do you remove the timer knob from the top of the washer?

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I see you want to remove the timer knob from the washer. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question. I found the Manual on your washer. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray S -
August 25, 2010
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In order to remove the timer knob you must gain access to the back side of the timer. The instructions will be written on the back of the timer. In order to access the timer you must remove the left and right hand end cap covers and remove the screw at the bottom of each end cap. Slide the console towards the front and then lift it up and hinge it over the rear panel.

To remove knob:

  1. Push the timer knob in.
  2. Pull black tab out 3/16 inch.
  3. Pull knob off
NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before placing the console in the service position.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
August 26, 2010
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