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3949238 Washer Lid Switch For Whirlpool

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SKU: APN3949238    
Condition: New
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Replacement lid switch used for some Kenmore and Whirlpool washer models.

Directly Replaces: WP3949238, 3949238, WP3949238VP, 10800-61, ES9238, 547222, AP6008880, EAP11742021, PD00002488, PS11742021.


  • Secures the lid during the wash cycle on top loading washer models.
  • Used on some direct drive top load washers.
  • Uses 3 Flat Terminals.
  • Included plastic wire lead sleeve can be trimmed to appropriate length.
  • Harness uses flat style plug with flat connections.
  • Includes (1) Lid Switch with Metal Shield and 3-Wire Harness Assembly.


  • Color: Gray.
  • Material: Plastic / Metal.
  • Electrical Specs: 125-250V, 50-60 Hz, 1/2 HP.
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8"L x 2-1/4"W x 1-5/8"H.
  • Additional Dimensions: Harness and Plug measure 23 1/2"L.

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3949238 Washer Lid Switch For Whirlpool


Repair Skill Level:

2 Screwdrivers

The lid switch is used on top load machines to tell if the lid is opened or closed.

Failure Symptoms: When the lid switch fails the unit may not be able to fill, wash, drain, or spin.

How to Test: Use a multi-meter to test the switch for electrical continuity. If there is no continuity replace the switch.

*Continuity is the presence of a complete path for current flow. A continuity test is a quick check to see if a circuit is open or closed. Only a closed, complete circuit (one that is switched ON) has continuity.

*Continuity testing should be attempted only when voltage is NOT present in the circuit being tested. Always unplug the device or turn off the main circuit breaker before attempting a continuity test. Ensure that all capacitors are safely discharged.

Disclaimer: Information and recommendations contained herein are believed to be accurate as of the date hereof. Since the conditions and methods of use of the information referred to are beyond control, and Thrifty Appliance Parts LLC, cannot be held liable for results obtained or arising from use or reliance on such information.
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  • switch

    Posted by Ron on 2nd Jul 2020

    works like new

  • Replacement switch saves the day

    Posted by Joe Spadafora Jr on 19th Sep 2018

    Recently we had an issue with our Kenmore 90 series washing machine when the safety switch broke with the washer full of water. I went on line and quickly found this replacement part. The price was very reasonable and the part shipped quickly. I was able to repair the unit back to original working condition saving time and money. Thank you for this quality part which shipped quickly and saved the day.