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Washer won't start and lid won't lock . it keeps clicking and the sensing light keeps flashing

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Thank you janesstone ive been looking for 2 hours trying to figure out that simple wire bypass i just couldnt find what wires did what. Your my hero for the day lol. Everyone should be able to find this answer easier just sayin

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

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SOURCE: want to disengage lid lock on maytag centennial

I had the same problem. The lid lock assembly is broken. If you are under warranty get it replaced. If not remove the top of the washer and take out the switch assembly. The 4 wires going in are Yellow, Red, White, and Blue. If you short the white and blue together, the washer thinks the lid is closed. If you short the red white and blue together the washer thinks the lid is closed and locked. The yellow is only there to activate the electromagnetic switch.
Disconnecting the switch assembly will not work.
The electromagnet locks the lid and it also unlocks the lid. It is not a matter of cutting the power to the magnet.
Installing 2 switches that connect the red white and blue is the best option if you want to remove the lock.
The first switch should connect the white and blue. (LID CLOSED)
The second should connect the red to the white/blue connection. (LID LOCKED)
After that the lid should work.
Please post a follow-up if this works for you.
GOOD LUCK

Posted on Aug 06, 2012

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SOURCE: washer does not sense that the door is locked

THATS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THEM. YOU NEED A NEW DOOR LOCKING MECH. ALSO CHECK IF THE LATCH IS SNUG. TO FIND OUT TURN WASHER ON LIKE YOU ARE GOING TO DO A LOAD AND APPLY PRESSURE TO THE DOOR AND SEE IF IT WILL LOCK..IF NOT CHANGE THE LOCK

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Neptune TL locked lid light stays lit

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I will give you a few things to try that are non technical and let’s see if the Control Board will let you in Service Mode. If so we will try lock and unlock the washer in Service Mode.
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.
Let enter Service Mode;
Enter the Service Mode by pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00”

Board Output Test
While in Service Mode, pressing the Delicates key will begin the Board Output Test. This test turns on a
specified output after a key press. (Pressing the Delicates key again cancels the test.) All outputs
will be turned off after five (5) minutes.

Now Press the Colors / Jeans key this should lock the Left and Right Lid Locks….. did it?

If the lid locked now press the Extra Rinse Key and this should Unlock the Left and Right Lid Locks….. did it?


Let me know and we will go from there. I’m trying to get a feel for what Control Board functionality you have……Rich

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: washer won't start light is on controls locked

check the door switch

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

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SOURCE: My washer has been stopping

The lid switch will need a slight adjustment to properly activate, or you could bend the raised bump on the back of the lid out a bit so it activates the switch better.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011

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