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My Maytag Centennial Washer sensor turns on, lid locks, starts to sense, then lid unlocks and green light flashes. What is wrong?

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SOURCE: Overfilling maytag centennial - brand new?

Sounds like a hose off pressure switch or faulty switch/ however make sure drain connected ok 1st....

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag neptune TL (TOP LOAD) fav6800aww washer

was absolutely the corrosion in the left lid lock, had eaten right through the wire. this site was awesome....always check te left first, it has the sensor to tell the machine it is open.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Control Locked

this is a child safety lock feature to keep them from turning on and off the machine, you must hold down the cycle end button for 3 seconds to unlock the machine, you will find these instructions labeled right on the machine and in your owners manual.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag front loader washer--door won't open but lock light off

Open the soap dispenser. Look down in front of the fabric softener dish.
You should see a yellowy-green plastic cord (like weed-whacker line). Pull it.
The door should open.

If you don't see the cord, remove the four screws that hold the dispenser lid in place to find it. Just don't lose it when you put the cover back on.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer lid switch

Ohm out the blue/ blk terminals on the sw (remove wire harnes first and notate wire color connection) with an ohmmeter-- Reading should be zero (closed lid position)
Then ohm the ylw and white sw terminals-- reading should be 0 as well.
If I am not mistaken this sw has a plunger that sticks out, if hte unit goes off balance this could push the plunger in. to reset- pull the plunger out

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Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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What is the model number listed on the unit?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.
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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)
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When I push the start button the sensing light turns green and the lid locks and turns red but it makes a hum sound and nothing happens. Please help


The hum you hear is the water inlet valve solenoid trying to open and is probably stuck. Replace the valve and you should me good to go. Here is the part to order.


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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.
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