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Maytag Neptune Lid Lock Replacement

My Maytag Neptune TL washer is displaying an error of "od". After much research online, including this site, I realized that the lid lock part (#25001048) needs replacement. I ordered the part, not from Maytag but a parts website, and am much disappointed that it did not come with instructions. I have searched and searched online, and cannot find repair instructions. Im sure its just a matter of removing the panel or something, but I dont want to screw it up. Help!

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  • ktm1967 Jan 28, 2009

    Same problem. These locks gets corroted by clorox entering the lock on the right side, and it appears fabric softener on the left side. I may have these in reverse, but you get the point. It may be possible to simply epoxy the lock box. Thereby no water, clorox or fabric softener will enter the lock box and corrode the electrical parts. The box is constructed with a top part and a bottom part. I will run a bead of epoxy between the two halves to seal the box. Of course this will prevent future openings of the box. But I am sure this will 99% solve the problem. I don't believe this will over heat the electrical parts.

  • zmousetrap Jan 29, 2009

    My washer has the od on the on the error board The repairman left about 2 hrs ago It did two loads then same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    i have a maytag bravos washer i want to remove the lid lock and still run the washer



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I have replaced my right lid lock twice and the second one just went bad. The left one does not matter, only the right one tells the washer the lid is locked. I think the bleach cup is the problem, bleach corodes the metal contacts in the lock. Try removing the plug and cleaning the contacts. I am going to bypass this lock I am not buying any more parts for this unit!
People have reported replacing this lock several times in unser two years.

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To open the top of the Washer ther are two spring clips catches in the front holding the top closed. Use a putty knife to depress the spring catches. Slip the putty knife into the seam between the cabinet and the top. The catch is located on the left and right edge of the lid, about five inches in from each side. Depress the catch and lift the washer top, then depress the second catch. the top will hinge to the back of the washing machine. I think that the maytag neptune Fav series has two of the lid lock. a left and right and two magnets. but you will see them when you get it open .. be sure to unplug the washer before you do any work on it.. good luck and let me know how you do.. krazytech

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On the washer the od was flashing and in the Maytag book it says to open the lid. This was not the case for mine. I did open the top of washer and then disconect the two set of wires going to the lid closes. Then turn the power on and it will change to OP, Now turn the power off and plug in the lid connecter and it fixed my problem with the od. Mine was stuck in the flashing od mode and this was the only way I could slove the problem.

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  • Scott Roose Feb 07, 2009

    I had the same problem as scott_roose had. It fixed the problem!


    Steve Patae

  • Marcos Contreras Aug 02, 2013

    scott_rose thank you very much with this advice solved the problem with my washing machine


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You have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lid lock.

The OD code is sent out from the Console main control board when a lid open is not sensed via the signaling from the Left Hand Lid lock for three completed wash cycles.

Google this sticky for help with your issue ""Neptune TL Washer FAV6800AWW"" start at the 5th post down. You will find a link to the service manual and help on troubleshooting your issue.

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If you want to troubleshoot and repair yourself Google this""

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Could be loss of signaling thru the left hand Lid lock;

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You will find FAV6800A or FAV8800A help. You have lost signaling thru the Left Hand Lid lock.

At rhe location above tou will find common Service Repair notes for issues with the machine.

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You have lost signaling from the Left Hand Lock. The washer has not see the lid go open thru the signaling with the magnetic reed relay in the Left Hand Lid Lock.

See if this post will help you Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting

The p/n for the Left Hand Lid Lock is 25001048
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See this post Left Hand Lid Lock Troubleshooting . I discuss Left Hand Lid Lock troubleshooting for error codes OD,OP FL, FO all related to Left Hand Lid Lock issues. I also provide a link to purchase a replacement Left Hand Lid Lock if you don’t want to deal with a DIY fix.

Let me know if I can help…..Rich

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