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Re: Maytag atlantis washer
Hi thanks for the question you say you activated the washer with screw driver . is the striker on the lid there ,.you could have a broken striker. check that if its there . replace the lid switch the appliance doc
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This problem can be caused by a variety of malfunctions, or failures however the most likely culprit is the lid switch. The lid switch is part #3 shown in the following diagram. The switch mounts at the rear of the chassis top part #1 with screws part #12.
does it fill with water?
Does it not do anything after it fills?
If this is the case than it is most definitely the lid switch.
I recently had the exact same problem. Easy fix if you are handy.
Remove back of control panel to access the mounting screws. this will give you hand access to the lid switch. Try manually activating it after letting it fill. Replace switch or repair if able.
Bad/worn/broken lid switch look at the back of the lid there is a little lid cam there that hits a switch,if this switch isn't engaging it will do just what you are describing.use a small screw driver to push the button in and see if it starts.
Let me explain to you how the Maytag washer lid switch works.
The lid switch is located on the controls panel, and is activated by opening and closing the washer door. The purpose of the lid switch is to prevent the washer from working with the door open.
It is a safety device to prevent the user from sticking their hands inside of the washer while the washer is agitating or spinning.
When the washer lid switch stops working, the result could be that the washer won't wash, drain, spin and in some cases the washer will not work at all.
You will need a multimeter to check the internal contacts on the washer lid switch.
You will also need to use the wiring schematic to see what contact should be close when the lid switch supposed to be on.
You will need to remember that the Maytag washer lid switch is one of the first parts that you will need to check, when the washer don't want to start filling, agitating, draining or spinning.
may be something stuck in the drum or a segment raised on the motor. to test either remove the belt and spin the drum if no noise then the motor is faulty. if a noise then there may be a bra wire between the drum/tub.
yes there is a fuse disconect the power remove he 2 inner philips screws from the top of the control panell you will see a small rectangle pice with a fuse and a2 switches this is a lid switch asmbley you need to replace this hole pice if you just replace the fuse it will do it again