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    Default kenmore washer model 110.23812100 lid switch internal diagram ?

    Model Number: 110.23812100
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    Apologies, don't know the age, this is in a rental condo we are in. We are having problems with this washer emptying upon the spin. Seem to have it isolated to the lid switch. I am looking for a diagram of how to put this switch back together. When we took it apart, was an idiot and wasn't paying close enough attention and need to know where the small thin spring goes. Where does it connect and then there is some kind of brass contact piece I am unsure where it came from also. There's another spring underneath like where you would push it down if you raised the lid, and that's not the spring that's in question. Apologies for the vagueness. I'm typing as this is being told to me. If anyone has a internal diagram of this switch, so we would know where a couple parts go that got moved out of place while we were taking it out, it would be most appreciated!! Thank you!
    Last edited by OWhatAThrill; December 30th, 2012 at 09:56 PM. Reason: added more detail about the two pieces that are in question

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    It would be best to just replace the lid switch. They're not that expensive and they weren't made to come apart. To get you by until you can replace it, you can temporarily bypass it. To temporarily bypass the lid switch remove the two screws from the console end caps, one on each side. Pull the console forward and fold back out of the way. Remove the lid switch connector. To temporarily bypass the lid switch, uses a small piece of insulated wire bent in the shape of a U and short the two wires together in the female part of the connector. DO NOT SHORT ANYTHING TO THE GREEN WIRE.
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    Thank you for your quick reply! And since he's in bed not feeling well right now, we might not be able to get a new switch today and they will be closed tomorrow so the work around might allow us to get some laundry done in the mean time. Thank you very much for your reply and the video! Appreciate the help very much!! Hopefully that will fix it, if not, will be back, but you've solved this one better than we could have hoped so thanks again!!

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    If you are going to replace the lid switch, I'll give you an easier way to bypass it. I strongly recommend that you not leave it this way especially if there are small children around. First unplug the machine. Lift the lid and remove the two screws holding the switch in place and pull the switch out from under the top. Cut the two wires on the switch. Strip off a half inch of insulation on each wire and wire nut or tape together. Happy New Years!
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    I found the age of your washer, its a 2001 model. I changed the age in your first post.

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    A wire nut is ok temporarily til you get the lid switch replaced but if you intend to just leave it this way, you should only use closed end crimp connectors. Wire nuts should never be used in washing machines due to vibration issues. Same reason we don't use them on boats, auto's, planes, trains...etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairbank56 View Post
    but if you intend to just leave it this way,
    They're not going to leave it that way. Isn't that right OWhatAThrill?
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    We are planning on replacing the part, just wanting to get some clothes washed as soon as possible as they are piling up, but just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of the switch if it works when these two wires are put together?

    And no little kids in the house.

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    Yes Eric, please never mention leaving it that way, I don't want someone coming back here and say they had a injury "leaving it that way".

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    And Happy New Years to you too! You can tell you are old when you forget it's New Year's Eve, eh?

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