Top Load Washer

πŸ”’ Lid LocKπŸ”’ REPLACEMENT

Time required

45 minutes or less

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Top-Load Washer Won't Start, Drain or Spin?

When a top-load washer won't start or won't spin, it could mean a broken lid switch/lock assembly.

This DIY repair guide and video show how to easily replace the lid switch/lock assembly on a top-load washer.

Replace the Washer Lid Lock Switch

The lid switch on a top-load washer is a safety switch that detects whether the washer lid is closed.

The lid must be closed when the basket spins

some top-load models require that the washer lid be closed before the washer drive motor runs.

An open lid prevents some top-load washers from filling.

If the lid switch isn't detecting whether the lid is closed, replace the switch.

replacing the door lock or lid latch assembly on Whirlpool

This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the door lock or lid latch assembly on Whirlpool washing machines.

The most common reason for replacing the door lock or lid latch are when the washer door or lid won’t lock, or it won’t spin or agitate.

All of the information in this lid lock replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Roper, Admiral