This video will show you how to replace the lid switch in your Whirlpool top load washer. Be sure that your washer is unplugged before attempting any repairs.
First you have to get the control panel out of the way. To do this remove the screws found at either of the control panel. Some washers will have the screws located in the back, others will have end caps that need to be removed in order to access the screws. Now rotate the control panel up. Some models use clips instead of screws to secure the control panel. Insert a putty knife between the control panel and the cabinet to release the clips.
Next, unplug the wire harness and snap out the spring clips using a flat head screw driver. Tilt the cabinet towards you, slide forward and remove. It may be a good idea to set the cabinet on a towel or carpet to access the lid switch.
Now remove the ground wire screw first; followed by the two mounting screws. Unsnap the wiring harness from the two metal retaining clips. You can use a flat head screw driver to help you to remove it.
Remove the old lid switch by using pliers to evenly squeeze both sides of the wire connector. Now install the new lid switch.