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We have to put a weight on the lid to activate switch.Lid is not bent or deformed

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The lid switch needs to be replaced the plastic housing is cracked and thats why you have to push harder on the switch to activate it

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How do I replace a lid switch for model # awm392w


I own 20 speed queen top loaders that the same machine as yours.
they are 19years old and have never had a lid switch go out.
the problem is the arm that activates the switch gets bent and can activate the switch. to fix take the 2 screws out of the left side of the lid hinge then tilt the lid to the side and slide the right side out. this is the arm that activates the switch . looking at the top of the lid bend the arm up just a small amount. them put it back on the machine and try it you may have to bend a little more to make it work.

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Washer wont operate even with lid shut. I have to push on lid until it starts.


What happens over time is the lid gets a little bent from use , reason it wont start unless lid is put down is because there is a lid switch that is called a safety switch, you might have to bend down lid some or this: Ok, first check under the lid, there is a peg that goes into the top edge of the washer. That is a switch. The idea between this is that it is a safety feature for mostly kids, so that when the washer is on that high speed spin cycle, that a child does not open up lid and stick there arm or hand in and have it injured. Most washer are designed so that the washer will only spin when the washing machine lid is down. So, of course you have it down, but sometimes the lid might have got a little bent or warped. So first try with lid down pushing down on lid while on spin cycle. If still wont spin, most likely it is that switch that that peg goes into, if you take a knife or flat head screw driver, with lid up on spin cycle and push into that hole with the knife or flat head screw driver and do not here a click when pushing it and releasing it, then you need to replace that switch, it is pretty cheep, normally under 20 bucks and a appliance store and when picking up the part they can tell you exactly how to replace it yourself, it is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes. Hope this helps. Mike

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I have a Maytag LA212 AND a Maytag A8120 washers that will both fill but then do nothing else. The A8120 I got first and it just started this behavior last night then then today someone put out the LA212...


I used to have 2 laundromats full of toploader Maytags... these will fill and do exactly what is happening to you if the LID SWITCH is not activating. Open and close the lid and listen for a clicking sound. Look a the rear edge of the lid... there is an indentation that is supposed to activate a small white switch in the that's attached to the top of the machine. Many times the lid will simply get bent.. someone sitting on the lid, standing on the lid... will be enough to throw it out of whack. Close the lid and push on the center of the closed lid... will the machine work? Or carefully push a flatblade screwdriver tip between the lid and the switch to see if you can get it to activate. Solution: Open the lid and apply firm pressure on the lid towards the back of the machine, while with the other hand push DOWN on the back edge of the lid...right where the indentation for the switch is... if you give it a slight tweak...you'll probably be back in business. One other thing, if the lid switch isn't clicking...replace it.

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The washing machine does not run unless we put weight on the lid


Your lid switch will have to be replaced.
Paste the video link below to see how to access the cabinet to change the part.

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=5191.0

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My washer turns off when i shut the lid...turns on with weightlid


Check your lid switch. The lid switch is toggled by the action of the washer lid closing and it will not complete a cycle if it does not engage. It sounds like the switch may be loose and needs to either be adjusted, or tightened. If you need instructions, please post back with a brand name and model number so that I can explain how to access the switch. I hope you find this helpful.

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My washer was purchased new in 1989. Are parts still available?


The problem is your lid switch. That "hole" you mention that you are putting a wedge in is where the lid switch is. It is activated by a small acuator on the washer lid that pushes down on the lid switch when the lid is closed.

If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.

If the switch is not activated by a lid strike, it will activated by a hinge actuator located next to either the left or right lid hinge. You will need to remove the operator console in order to access this type of switch.

If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

A new lid switch (if needed) can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please let me know. Please post back with a complete model number (located on a nameplate around the wash tub opening) with your questions, so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope this is helpful.

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Maytag Atlantis washer will not drain and spin unless you lift the lid


The cheaper thing to check first is is your lid bent? The lid switch is in the center of the lid. If it "droops" or has been bent, it shaft on the back of the lid cant hit the switch. Open the lid and apply pressure in the bottom, center of the lid. This usually corrects the problem without replacing the switch.

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Washer will not pass wash cycle...Will not Drain


Nightshade, in most cases, no spin, no drain is a lid switch problem. If you advance the timer to the spin position does it spin? If the machine is agitating you can rule out the coupler. If you are sure that it is not a lid switch problem, then you are probably looking at a bad timer....Catriver..post back.

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