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I can't seem to get the lid off to replace the water level switch

I need to repair the lid switch and am having a problem getting the lid off. what screws do i take off and where.

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Smartdrive 7.5k f & p. First problem was that keeps beeping and wont start. Had technician and he did a bypass, which the lid can be open and will not stop the machine. It worked but have another...


First, the technician bypassed the lid switch which is a safety feature. The lid switch should be repaired / replaced -- this keeps the machine from spinning when the lid is up.

Secondly, the likely cuase of the machine overfilling is a malfunctioining water-level sensing sub-system. This system has a tube run from the bottom of the tub to a diaphragm pressure switch -- this switch shuts off the water inlet when the water gets to the proper level. The tube may be loose / disconnected / leaking, or the pressure switch may have loose conections or may be faulty.

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Mar 28, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Why the fan is not working , the fan not move


1.Check to see if the washer is overloaded. Modern washing machines have automatic shut-off devices for out-of-balance loads. Try removing some of the clothes out of the washer and restart it. Check to make sure the lid closes properly and that the lid switch clicks when the lid is closed. If the lid switch does not click, then the switch may need to be replaced or the lid may be bent. If the washing machine still does not spin, go to Step 2. Make sure the water is draining properly. If the water does not drain out, then it could cause the washing machine not to spin. Check all the drain hoses for any clogs or kinks. This is easily done by disconnecting the drain hoses and doing a visual check for clogs or kinks
3.Check to see if any belts have came off or are loose. Unplug the washer and pull it away from the wall. Use the screwdrivers to remove the back panel. Visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any loose or broken belts.
4. While the back panel is off, visually check for any loose or missing bolts on the motor or drum. If any are missing or loose, tighten them and replace the ones that are missing.
5. If everything has checked out to this point, then the water level switch could be bad or the water level hose could be clogged. Remove the front panel of the washer and locate the clear tube going from the tub to the water level switch. If lint or debris has gotten into the water level hose, then the washer may not spin fast. Clean the debris from the hose by blowing on the hose or tapping it on the side. To check the water level switch, go to the back of the washer and locate the back end of the water level hose. Use the voltmeter to check to see if the water level switch is getting any power.
6.If the washing machine still doesn't spin fast enough or doesn't spin at all, then it is time to call in a professional washing machine repairman.


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    Checkto see if the washer is overloaded. Modern washing machines haveautomatic shut-off devices for out-of-balance loads. Try removing someof the clothes out of the washer and restart it. Check to make sure thelid closes properly and that the lid switch clicks when the lid isclosed. If the lid switch does not click, then the switch may need tobe replaced or the lid may be bent. If the washing machine still doesnot spin, go to Step 2.

  • 2

    Makesure the water is draining properly. If the water does not drain out,then it could cause the washing machine not to spin. Check all thedrain hoses for any clogs or kinks. This is easily done bydisconnecting the drain hoses and doing a visual check for clogs orkinks

  • 3

    Checkto see if any belts have came off or are loose. Unplug the washer andpull it away from the wall. Use the screwdrivers to remove the backpanel. Visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any looseor broken belts.

  • 4

    Whilethe back panel is off, visually check for any loose or missing bolts onthe motor or drum. If any are missing or loose, tighten them andreplace the ones that are missing.

  • 5

    Ifeverything has checked out to this point, then the water level switchcould be bad or the water level hose could be clogged. Remove the frontpanel of the washer and locate the clear tube going from the tub to thewater level switch. If lint or debris has gotten into the water levelhose, then the washer may not spin fast. Clean the debris from the hoseby blowing on the hose or tapping it on the side. To check the waterlevel switch, go to the back of the washer and locate the back end ofthe water level hose. Use the voltmeter to check to see if the waterlevel switch is getting any power.

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    Ifthe washing machine still doesn't spin fast enough or doesn't spin atall, then it is time to call in a professional washing machinerepairman.


  • Read more: How to Repair a Washing Machine That is Not Spinning Fast Enough ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5025687_repair-not-spinning-fast-enough.html#ixzz1CKKbvlyA
  • 1

    Checkto see if the washer is overloaded. Modern washing machines haveautomatic shut-off devices for out-of-balance loads. Try removing someof the clothes out of the washer and restart it. Check to make sure thelid closes properly and that the lid switch clicks when the lid isclosed. If the lid switch does not click, then the switch may need tobe replaced or the lid may be bent. If the washing machine still doesnot spin, go to Step 2.

  • 2

    Makesure the water is draining properly. If the water does not drain out,then it could cause the washing machine not to spin. Check all thedrain hoses for any clogs or kinks. This is easily done bydisconnecting the drain hoses and doing a visual check for clogs orkinks

  • 3

    Checkto see if any belts have came off or are loose. Unplug the washer andpull it away from the wall. Use the screwdrivers to remove the backpanel. Visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any looseor broken belts.

  • 4

    Whilethe back panel is off, visually check for any loose or missing bolts onthe motor or drum. If any are missing or loose, tighten them andreplace the ones that are missing.

  • 5

    Ifeverything has checked out to this point, then the water level switchcould be bad or the water level hose could be clogged. Remove the frontpanel of the washer and locate the clear tube going from the tub to thewater level switch. If lint or debris has gotten into the water levelhose, then the washer may not spin fast. Clean the debris from the hoseby blowing on the hose or tapping it on the side. To check the waterlevel switch, go to the back of the washer and locate the back end ofthe water level hose. Use the voltmeter to check to see if the waterlevel switch is getting any power.

  • 6

    Ifthe washing machine still doesn't spin fast enough or doesn't spin atall, then it is time to call in a professional washing machinerepairman.


  • Read more: How to Repair a Washing Machine That is Not Spinning Fast Enough ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5025687_repair-not-spinning-fast-enough.html#ixzz1CKKbvlyA

    Jan 28, 2011 | Magic Chef CAV2000 Top Load Washer

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    F21 comes up on the washing machine. It drains but does not spin


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    Fix a GE Washer That Won't Spin How to Fix a GE Washer That Won't Spin User-Submitted Article

    If your washer will agitate, pump the water out, but then not spin, follow these steps. This will take at least an hour, but if successful, will save you $130 or more.


    These instructions apply to my GE Washing Machine (model WDSR2080) that I bought in 2007. The principles apply to all washers however. Only the more simple repairs will be discussed. A major repair such as replacing the motor or clutch will be too complicated for the average person to do and is beyond the scope of this article.
    Difficulty: Challenging

    Instructions
    Things You'll Need:

    • 2 inch putty knife, Torx screwdriver, nut driver, small volt meter, vice grips or pliers, plenty of rags.
    1. Unplug the electric power cord. Disconnect the hoses and pull out the drain hose. Move the washer to a convenient location where you can work on the front and the back of it.
    2. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.2-120x120.jpg No washer will spin when the lid is up. If the lid is down and it still wont spin, the first thing to check is the lid switch. If it's bad, the washer will think the lid is up all the time. You'll need to remove the front panel of the washer to see it.
    3. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.3-120x120.jpg Find the clips that hold the front of the washer on. They are on the front, about 3 inches from the sides. If you shine a light into the crack, you will be able to see these clips.
    4. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.4-120x120.jpg Insert a putty knife, pressing on the clips to release them. Then remove the front panel. Find the lid switch. Mine was on the right side. Make a note of the color of the wires that go to the lid switch. Mine were white and orange.
    5. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.5-120x120.jpg Remove the back panel at the top of the washer where the timer and other controls are located. I needed a nut driver and a torx screwdriver.
    6. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.6-120x120.jpg Inside the back of the head unit, find the wires that come from the lid switch. Disconnect the white plug the wires go into.
    7. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.7-120x120.jpg Attach a volt meter to the end of the plug that comes from the lid switch. Set the meter to measure resistance or continuity. This means when the wires of the volt meter are touched together it beeps or shows a value of zero. Open and close the lid. If the readout on the meter doesn't change at all, then the lid switch is faulty. Replace it and the washer will now spin. If the lid switch is OK, go on to the next step.
    8. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.8-120x120.jpg Washers pump out all the water first, and then start spinning. If the water level switch is bad, the washer will think there is still water in the tub and refuse to spin. From the front of the washer, locate the clear plastic hose on the left side. This goes to the water level switch.
    9. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.9-120x120.jpg Disconnect the hose by pulling upwards. Clean any junk out of the hose. On my washer, this clear plastic tube had some lint in it. By sucking on the tube at the front of the washer, I was able to remove it and the washer then worked perfectly. If this doesn't work for you, continue to the next step.
    10. fix-ge-washer-wont-spin-1.10-120x120.jpg From the back of the washer, locate the water level switch on the right side. Disconnect the plug and attach your volt meter to the wires that come from the switch. Blow into the end of the hose you disconnected at the front of the washer and see if the meter changes. You should hear a clicking sound as you repeatedly blow into the tube. If the meter doesn't change at all, then the water level switch is bad. Replace it and you washer should spin correctly. If you are certain the lid and water level switches are OK, and the water level tube is not clogged. Then the problem is either the clutch or the motor. Replacing these is beyond the scope of this article, and you may need to call a repair professional.
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    Nov 19, 2010 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer

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    Washer loads with water but will not start to agitate --seems to be a switch in the cover---what do I need to do re the switch


    <div class="solution-text"><span id="ctl00_ctl00_MainColumn_CenterColumn_ThreadSolutions1_Repeater1_ctl00_lblSolution"><span><span>The symptoms you describe are common for a lid switch malfunction.</span></span></span></div> <div class="solution-text"><span><span></span></span> </div> <div class="solution-text"><span><span></span></span> </div> <div class="solution-text"><span><span><span>If the model nuber you posted this question under is correct, the lid switch is mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike" or "Actuator") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch</a><br /><br /><br /><br />NOTE: If the washer is still full of water, you do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.<br /><br /><br />Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:<br /><br />searspartsdirect.com<br />pcappliancerepair.com<br />appliancepartspros.com<br />repairclinic.com<br /><br /><br /></span></span>The part number for a replacement lid switch for this model washer is 3949247. The lid strike is 358684. These parts are listed as items 11 and 20, respectively, under the "Top and Cabinet" parts section.<br /><span></span></span></div> <div class="solution-text"><span><span></span></span> </div> <div class="solution-text"><span><span><span>For future reference : If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20. <br /><br />Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.</span></span></span> </div>

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    The most common cause of the problem you are experiencing is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.

    The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

    On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

    NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

    A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

    searspartsdirect.com
    pcappliancerepair.com
    appliancepartspros.com
    repairclinic.com

    The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare. If the model number you posted this question under is correct, the part number for a replacement switch is 3949247.

    If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. The lid switch is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.

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    My kenmore 110 will fill and rinse, but will not agitate, drain, or spin. I ran 2 tests before this post. Once the washer gets to the wash cycle, it just stops, I get nothing. I also don't hear any motor...


    Check your lid switch. If the washer fills and agitates, but stops at the rinse cycle, or, if the washer fills, then stops and will NOT drain, this is a common symptom of a lid switch malfunction. The following link explains how to access and/or replace one:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

    The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.

    On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

    A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

    searspartsdirect.com
    pcappliancerepair.com
    appliancepartspros.com
    repairclinic.com

    The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between these sites, so shop around for the best price.

    This is a very simple repair, but if you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

    NOTE: You do not need to drain the washer to replace the switch.

    Nov 19, 2009 | Dryers

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    Kenmore 80 series won't agitate


    You will need to check you water level switch. Sound like it is bad or has something clogging it. You can test it like this. Find the tube that runs from the back of the level switch down to the outer tub. Unplug it from the tub. Now turn machine on so that it will start to fill. Now blow pressure into the tube. If it does not cut the water off, you have a bad switch. I would think it's bad. I see them about 5 ir 6 times a week.
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    Aug 15, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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    Washer fills with water then stops


    There are a couple of things that might cause this. One is the water level switch. The other is the lid switch.

    On most washers, the lid switch only keeps the basket from spinning if you have the lid open, but on others the machine won't agitate either. So if the machine thinks the lid is up, it will just sit there.

    While the machine is filling, the timer stops and waits for the level switch. If the switch isn't working properly, once the machine is full of water the timer doesn't start again. And the machine just sits there.

    I would try the lid switch first as it's more likely to be the trouble. Here's a website with some good information on how to get at the parts and how to check them:

    http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/washer/washer.php

    These repairs are pretty simple if you're comfortable with a screwdriver and have a little mechanical ability. You can save a good bit of money over a service call if you try the repair yourself.

    Good luck, and thanks for asking here. If this solution has given you what you needed, please take a moment to rate it.

    Mar 05, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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    Wash machine wont spin


    Here are some reasons for not spinning
    It does not have to be a motor!

    Defective Lid Switch

    Check lid switch for proper operation. Check the switch for continuity. If it is found to be open, replace the switch assembly.
    Water Level Switch
    If the water level switch is not resetting once the water is drain, power will not be available to operate the motor during spin. Check the water level switch for proper operation.
    Whirlpool/Kenmore- Weak Clutch Spring
    If the clutch is slipping the spring is weak and must be replaced.

    Check them out and see if this helps

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