How to Repair a Frigidaire Lid Switch

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Your Frigidaire washer uses a lid lock switch that stops the agitation operation when the lid is open. The lid switch also locks the washer lid when the washer is in a spin cycle. Unlike most washers that use an actuator in the lid, the Frigidaire lid switch uses a lock lever inside the switch to secure the lid. The only repair you can perform on the Frigidaire lid switch is to replace the switch. You will need to raise the top panel of the washer to access the lid lock switch assembly.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-inch putty knife
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Replacement lid switch
  • Unplug your Frigidaire washer power cord from the wall outlet. Pull the washer two feet away from the back wall. You will be raising the top panel and will need room in back of the washer.

  • Insert a 4-inch wide putty knife blade between the top and front panels. There is a retaining spring clip 4 inches from each corner securing the top panel to the washer. Press the putty knife blade over the spring clip, and pull up on the top panel to release the clip. Repeat for the other corner, and raise the top panel back to rest on the rear hinges.

  • Locate the lid lock assembly switch on the front right-hand corner of the top panel. Pull the wires at the metal leads with your fingers where the wires connect to the lid lock assembly switch terminals.

  • Remove the two screws securing the switch to the top panel with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Take the lid lock assembly switch to an appliance repair shop to get a new switch.

  • Align the securing holes on the lid lock switch with the holes in the washer top panel. Secure the lid switch to the top panel with the retaining screws.

  • Connect the wires to the lid switch by pushing the metal leads over the lid switch terminals until they lock into place.

  • Lower the top panel, and push down on each front corner to engage the retaining clips. Push the Frigidaire washer back to its working position, and plug the power cord into the wall outlet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always disconnect power from appliances before attempting repairs.

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