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stopletz

01:22PM | 04/30/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
4 lifetime posts
MOD 110. 20712 990

SER CK 1282040

TYPE 111

DanO

06:57PM | 04/30/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Mod. 110.20712990

Yes, on that model if the timer stopped moving at that point and never moved further, the lid switch (see the following link) or its actuation mechanism is the prime possibility.

- Kenmore 110.20712990 Lid Switch

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=547222

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

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stopletz

07:15AM | 05/01/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
4 lifetime posts
I removed the lid switch and disconnected it. According to some other poster, if you removed it, it would start working. I figured this would be a way to test it. After removing it still didn't work. Does this mean it is not the lid switch, or should i bridge the connection to test, unlike what the other poster said?

DanO

10:25AM | 05/01/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** According to some other poster, if you removed it, it would start working. I figured this would be a way to test it. **

No. The lid switch MUST be functioning (closing its contacts) before the washer will operate. When it fails, its contacts remain open and thus the problem... which would be the same as with the switch removed from the circuit.

BTW. You can read how to test a switch's contacts at the following link:

- How do I test for continuity?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=817

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

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stopletz

10:19PM | 05/07/07
Member Since: 04/28/07
4 lifetime posts
I removed the switch, cut the cable and connected the two cables together and plugged it back in. The washer worked again, and in the mean time I ordered a new lid switch which arrived today.

Thanks so much

DanO

10:53PM | 05/07/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
Glad to hear you found the problem. Yes, don't leave it bypassed as it is a safety device. If defective it should be replaced.

Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

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sleepypants1

03:48PM | 01/13/08
Member Since: 01/12/08
3 lifetime posts
I seem to have the same problem as well. My lid switch is falling apart as well. I'm not sure exactly how to repair it. It's a Kenmore 70 Series, model number #22722 Series #CL1501348.

Thanks.

DanO

06:12PM | 01/13/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Kenmore [washer] model number # 22722 [Serial] # CL1501348. **

That model number is missing the 3-digit manufacturer's prefix numbers and also more numbers besides that. Can you post the complete information?

** My lid switch is falling apart as well. I'm not sure exactly how to repair it. **

If it is the switch itself that has broken, replace it. If you post the complete model number we may be able to show you a picture of how it is suppose to look.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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pyrael

04:08AM | 01/24/08
Member Since: 01/23/08
1 lifetime posts
I have diagnosed the problem after reading this hread, but i have one question:

My switch works, It's the plastic part where the screws attach it to the machine that are broke. Do I have to buy the ENTIRE switch assembly? Or can just that "holder" be replaced?

Thanks Much

Steve
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