Your problem is more likely a broken lid switch. To test for this, lift
the washer cover and look for a small hole in the washer top where the
cover was. Push a toothpick gently into the hole and press the piece of
plastic you see in the hole downward and listen for a soft clicking
sound. If you don't hear a click or the plastic tab is not in the hole
replace the lid switch.
Unplug the washer. Check the actuator on the lid that operates the lid switch to see
if broken. Open the console
of the washer.
After removing the screws, the console will lift up and hinge back. Disconnect the plug
going to the lid switch. Picture.
the lid switch [lid closed] with an ohm meter
wire plug-in leading to the switch. If
no continuity, replace the lid switch. You will need to remove
cabinet to replace the switch. There are only a couple screws holding the lid
switch assembly and a ground wire connection to the cabinet. Reassemble the washer and
test the operation.
Unplug washer, remove the two
console screws and tilt console back, remove cabinet clips, unlock lid switch
block and then remove the cabinet. Remove the lid switch mounting screws,
disconnect ground wire and remove lid switch assembly. Compare old switch to the
new one. If the plastic sleeve of the new switch is longer, break off at the
score mark. Pull wire partially out of sleeve before shortening sleeve. If the
sleeve had to be shortened, the wires must be looped to take up the excess wire.
Use supplied wire tie from the new kit. Install new switch assembly. New lid
Pay VERY close attention to
assembling case back onto base so that sides engage tabs in base.