I want to transfer the lid from one old Maytag top loader to another. The lids are "hinged" with little balls that fit into a depression in the side of the lid and into a corresponding depression in the top of the machine. How can I pop the lid out of the "old" machine without ruining it and pop it into the "new" one"?
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Re: Replacing lid on old Maytag toploader
Pull the lid back at angle and they will fall into tub.put one side in wet the other side and try to put ball on lid and slide it back into slot for lid ball.may be a hasssle but it will go into place.
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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.
Some of them have a mercury switch that has been bent so it doesn"t make good contact with the liquid mercury. If you can find it you can bend it back. It has to be on the door or an arm under the door or door hinge.
If you know how, you can raise the washer top using a flat knife type of tool to move springs thru the gap between the washer top & the lower front piece. (assuming it's a top loader)
In a front loader it's still near the door.
tighten the hinge screws on the top left of the lid. If that doesn't get it started hit the top to engage the lid switch which is hooked into the left hinge on a whirlpool. if its a maytag, its in the center of the rear lid and you must remove the consoles rear to access the lid switch
i believe i can help you,,but washers dont agitate in the spin cycle,,i believe you ment it wont wring or spin in the spin cycle..your lid switch is defective,,replace,,if need be i can talk you though,,onthejob
the lid is not making proper contact with the lid switch, easy repair.
the lid is held to the maintop with a set of hinges. The left side hinge actually doubles as the lid switch actuator. so youll need to lift the lid, and feel for the opposite end of the hinge assy. when you feel the metal "arm " for lack of better word. youll need to bend it slightly towards the back of machine( usually use a hollow shafted screwdriver) as you bend backward the lid will want to close, so apply a little pressure. Your bending the "arm" to make better contact with the switch which ismountedtothe underside of the main top assembly. Before starting open and close the lid a few times and listen for the "click" of the switch activating. then recheck after bending youll hear a big diff
I had that same problem. I lift the top up by using a screwdriver and pushing in clips that are in the front. Lift lid carefully from the front. A hinge in the back will hold the back of the lid. Look where locks are located and see if they are connected. On my washer the connection was barely on. I reconnected the lock and have not had problem since. Good luck.
put one of the plastic balls in place on one side of the lid, hold the lid against it to hold it in place. then put the other ball in the other side indention and push the lid down on it until it pops in place. it is a little tricky if you have never done it b4.