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Replaced lid switch but with a load wont spin and sounds clunky. motor staus code was 7 flashes which is a lid switch not opening

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7 blinks DOES indicate a problem with the lid switch.
Replace the switch, and inspect the wiring for cracks/wear.

Can you hear the motor spinning?
Is there black plastic chunks under the washer?
What is the model #?

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Hello,

as i suspect you know the error code 7 (light on motor board flashes 7 times) is a lid switch error but having already replaced the switch and motor..i wonder have you reset the motor board?
this tip i wrote explains how to reset the motor control board http://www.fixya.com/support/r10292912-will_ge_hotpiont_top_load_washer_not

I hope its just a matter of resetting the board and that resolves your washer troubles,
GENE

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