This DIY washer repair guide explains how to replace the lid switch in a top-load washer. The lid switch is a safety device that prevents the washer from going into spin mode when the lid is open. If the lid switch doesn't work, the washer won't spin even when closed. Replace the lid switch with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Use this repair procedure to replace the lid switch in Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, Roper, Estate and Crosley top-load washers.
We also have instructions for replacing the lid switch/lock on a VMW top-load washer. If you're not sure if your top-load washer has VMW technology, check out our washer FAQsto see how you can tell.