Most Common Washer Problem: Q&A

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Washer Lid Lock – Whirlpool Washer

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Roper.

If the lid lock light is flashing, try unplugging the washer for 10 minutes. This may reset the washer and clear the flashing light. You may also try pressing and hold the cycle complete button for 20 seconds to reset the washer and clear the light.

If this does not work, press and hold the cancel button for 20 seconds and see if that will reset the washer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

It begins to spin for a few moments but stops. Flashing red lid lock comes on. I just changed the lid lock switch. Where to from here?

 I suggest putting it into diagnostic mode and see if there are any error codes showing. It is possible the control board will need to be replaced. Hope this helps!

Bypass Annoying Lid Lock

Difficulty: Very Easy

Total Repair Time: 15 – 30 mins

 TOOLS NEEDED:

Nutdriver

Screwdrivers

Washer Lid Lock/ Lid Latch Assembly 

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Roper.

The point of the Washing Machine Lid Lock is to keep people out of the tub while it’s spinning. When the washer lid is opened the appliance will not work. It is a safety precaution just in case someone decides to stick their hand or their little dog inside the washer while the tub is spinning.

Washer Lid Latch or Washer Lid Lock

For model number mvwx600xw0

Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Roper.

Lid Locking, Clicking (or not Locking) on your  Whirlpool Top Load HE Washer?

Whirlpool Washer Lid Lock: Q&A

For model number 11020022011

My Whirlpool top loading washing machine lid lock doesn’t always lock and I have difficulty getting it to start and after a few mins, t shows the red lid locked indicator. There are two plastic prongs on the lid that go into a receptacle on the washing machine body…..don’t know whether they are just worn or what….please advise…..thanks, Sandy

If the lid strike is still there and there is no damage, I suggest replacing the Lid Latch Assembly. Hope this helps!

When I push the start button on my washer the sensing light comes on, then the lid lock lights up. The lid lock light is blinking and making a clicking noise and not latching. The washer will not start. Can you help?

This may be due to a defective lid lock/latch assembly. You could try testing the part with a multimeter to see if it has electrical continuity and if it does not show continuity, replace it. I hope this helps.

My washer will fill, agitate and drain but will not spin.

For model number WTW4800BQ1

The lid lock light flashes when it tries to advance to spin. Initially, it would spin occasionally while in a wash cycle but now not at all. During test mode it would spin without a problem, however, it has stopped during test mode as well. The lid will lock during the lid lock test. I replaced the shift actuator but it did not resolve the problem. I am getting error codes f7e1 and f7e7. Can you help?

The lid latch assembly is the most common Problem You want to test the part with a multimeter and replace it if it shows no continuity. I hope this helps.

I push the start button, it sounds like the lid latches

For model number WTW4800XQ1

The fill light comes on and then there is a pause. The latch then unlatches but fill light stays on?

We would advise testing the machine in diagnostic mode to see if any error codes may help, but there are a few common parts we can recommend in this situation. The lid latch assembly should be tested with a multimeter to see if it has continuity. Replace it if it does not show continuity.

You may also want to examine the shift actuator and agitator cogs to see if anything is damaged to prevent the machine from spinning. Look at the drive belt for any signs of damage as well. I hope this helps.

We changed the lid assembly and the actuator checked the belt its like-new still won’t turn on and lid light is flashing.

Washer Shift Actuator

Defective Lid Lock- Cabrio Washer

Part # W10404050 replaces these:

atw4675yq0 1938607, AP5263307, W10238287, W10404050VP, W10744659.

New washer lid lock, lid latch, or lid switch fixes the following symptoms:

Troubleshooting a washer lid lock

Washer Will Not Start | washer Lid or door won’t close | washer water Pumps out but will not spin | washer Lid or door will not open

washer lid latch – washer won’t open

I installed a new lid lock and the washer won’t start,won’t let water in and the lid lock button stays red all the time. What can I do?

For model number WTW5640XW0

Your washing machine may have a faulty lid switch. I would check the lid switch or lid lock with a multimeter to see if it is working correctly. Also, try unplugging the washer for 10 minutes and this may reset the washer and clear the flashing light. If this does not work, press and hold the washers cycle signal button for 20 seconds and this should reset the washer and clear the flashing lid lock light. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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