Question about Maytag MTW5700TQ Top Load Washer
Change lid switch
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Maytag atlantis washer
hi thanks for the question you say you activated the washer with screw driver . is the striker on the lid there ,.you could have a broken striker. check that if its there . replace the lid switch the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
Hello, I can help you.
Let me explain to you how the Maytag washer lid switch works.
The lid switch is located on the controls panel, and is activated by opening and closing the washer door. The purpose of the lid switch is to prevent the washer from working with the door open.
It is a safety device to prevent the user from sticking their hands inside of the washer while the washer is agitating or spinning.
When the washer lid switch stops working, the result could be that the washer won't wash, drain, spin and in some cases the washer will not work at all.
You will need a multimeter to check the internal contacts on the washer lid switch.
You will also need to use the wiring schematic to see what contact should be close when the lid switch supposed to be on.
You will need to remember that the Maytag washer lid switch is one of the first parts that you will need to check, when the washer don't want to start filling, agitating, draining or spinning.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
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
My rule of thumb: Take what you paid for the washer new and divide by number of years without repairs. That is your cost per year for the washer. If the repair will get you another year and is less than the number above do the repair. If you have done more than 2 major repairs in a year it is time to think new. eric
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
The newer top loading washer designs don't use standard switches as was typical many years ago.
Today, these washers use a magnetic switch, and bypassing is not easily possible, due to the logic circuits that monitor the washer and all the various cycles.
For any reputable tech to provide a instructions to bypass any safety feature, would be highly irresponsible and would expose us to legal action by this site and the product manufacturer.
Please understand, providing a way to defeat a product's safety feature is against the law and will remain on the internet for years to come, along with the person(s) that provided it, exposing me and my family to a potential lawsuit - sorry, but I wouldn;t do that for my own family, yet alone some stranger.
Just chaulk it up to new technology, just like seat belts and air bags have changed auto safety.
Hope you understand and find this Very Helpful - Enjoy your new washer and best regards!
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Testimonial: "I suspected there wouldn't be a way to bypass it, but thought it was worth asking. It'll make laundry take a little longer. Thanks for the help! "
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