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Removing top How do I remove the top of the GE #WPSR3120W2WW so I can replace the Knob acuator on the lid switch

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Re: removing top

If you look in the seam along the front of the washer where the top meets the front, there are a couple of release tabs located about 2 inches in from each side. Take a putty knife and push in on the tabs while lifting the top and it should pop up. Sometimes it takes a little effort. It may help to have two putty knifes to push in on both tabs at the same time, and a second set of hands lifting on the top. Good luck and I hope this helps you.

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My GE whdsr316g1ww will freezes during the 'Cottons' cycle

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Lid Switch
This is the most common reason for the washer not spinning or agitating. This is easy to check. You will need to remove the switch, this varies with model type but the testing will be the same. When the lid is closed the switch should have continuity when the lid is opend the switch should have no continuity. If it differs replace the Lid Switch.

To check the timer you will need to refer to the wiring diagram or disassemble to access the motor. Check the leads from the timer to the motor when turned to a wash cycle this should have 120 volts. If not replace the Timer, if it does the timer is not the problem.

To check the motor you will need to disassemble the washer to access the motor. First you can check the motor windings, to do this remove the plug and connect ohmeter to terminals. Refer to the tech sheet or service manual for the proper reading. Check motor for shorts by connecting ohmeter to terminals and motor housing should have no continuity. Connect voltmeter to motor wire connector and check for voltage. You should have 120 volts, if you do and the motor does not run replace the motor. If it does not have power the problem is elsewhere.

If your washer is a belt drive type make sure the belt is tight. Check for black soot from belt wear. Replace if it has excessive wear or broke.

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This is a fairly common problem with direct drive machines but inexpensive and easy to replace. The Motor Coupler transfers power from the motor to the transmission. The following video will walk you through the replacement of the Motor Coupler.

The transmission does not usually fail. To check this on a direct drive remove the motor and then turn tub inside. If it spins freely with no noise the problem is elsewhere. If it is noisy it needs replacing this is expensive and depending on the age of your machine you may not want to replace it. On a belt drive remove the belts and spin tub

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Hi. How do you get to the lid switch on a Maytag

You must remove the rear control panel housing...
Remove some clips - and then remove the basin surround.
Here is a video that will help you out without having to type out the entire instructions. It is a general instructional that covers just about all the manufacturers.

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Stopped with full water

Your lid switch may be bad. These fail mechanically and electrically.7ac16b8.jpgTo get to the lid switch first remove the front panel so that you can get the top loose it is bolted down. Use a putty knife and do downward force to release the front panel spring clips.8e17656.jpgRemove the top and you will see the lid switch quick connect. Unplug that and sit the top down on a work bench or table. Check the switch for mechanical and electrical failure. Set your meter to ohms and close the lid. You should have continuity. GE TRAINING MANUAL

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When it comes on and fills with water it stops working, and you cant drain it

The lid switch is the most likely the problem. you should hear a "click" when you open, and when you close the lid. If you dont hear a "click", check the lid switch. It is located inside the control panel. remove the screw in the back of each end cap, they are at a slight angle. remove the 2 hex-head screws at the top-rear of the control panel, then slide the panel toward you and set the panel down on the timer knob. the lid switch is on the left in the cabinet top. make sure its seated and clips in place. they are plastic, and the "bracket" on them break and dont stay down. if this is the case, replace the lid switch. If the lid switch is ok, you have a bad timer.

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GE Profile Washer WPSR3120W2WW agitates but won't drain/spin

Your drain line is more than likely plugged with a sock or something of that nature.

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GE WSM2480TBAW Spacemaker Laundry, Won't Drain or Spin

you need to remove the slanted panel between the washer and the dryer. There will be 2 screws holding the top of the washer to the cabinet. Locate the screws on the back edge of the washer top along with the 2 brackets that hold the top.
Once the brackets have been removed, the washer top panel will pull toward you and lift off of the cabinet. You will be able to see the lid switch and test it. If you are testing the lid switch for continuity, remamber to activate the switch while testing. If the switch shows an open circuit, replace the switch.
Please let me know if this hhelps you at all or if I can assist you further.


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got to remove top to get to the switch

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You don't have to remove the washer top. Use a putty knife to push the tabs in on the left and right side, about two inches from the sides, at the top seam of the front panel. Front panel pulls forward and lifts off bottom pegs. Lid switch has a tab you need to push toward the center of the switch (its on the back side of the switch) which will allow the switch to push up. twist the switch and pass it back down through the washer top.

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Close the Lid problem on GE Profile Harmony

Kevin, the switch is magnetic operation. You will have to remove the top to get at it. Do this by removing the back panel. Inside the panel on the left side will be 4 harnesses. Disconnect them. Remove the pressure switch hose from the tub. Remove the ground wire. In back on each side of the top panel there will be 2 phillip screws, remove them. Now lift the top from behind and slide foward. The whole top comes off. The lid switch will be on the underside just in front of the dispensor. You can test the sensor by using a magnet. Just open the lid and place a magnet just in front of the dispensor on the left side. The washer should work with the lid up. Catriver

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