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Lid switch for model wtw4900bw0 not shutting off

The sensor keeps on ticking

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What is wrong with a washer that fills up with water lid lock clicks but will not do anything else just clicks?


LID LOCK LIGHT STAYS ON NO START:

Usually either the lid lock mechanism, the lid lock actuator or the board is the culprit even a disconnected capacitor.

MACHINES SAIDS SENSING
When the START button is pressed, the washer will first perform a self-test on the lid lock mechanism. You will hear a click, the basket will make a slight turn, and the lid will unlock briefly before locking again. Once the lid has locked the second time, the washer
will slowly spin the dry load to estimate the load size, and begin adding water. The washer will then move the load briefly, pause to allow water to soak in to the load, and resume adding water. This process may repeat until the correct amount of water has been
added for the load. You may also hear water flowing through the dispenser, adding detergent to the load.

NOTE: The sensing light may also come on during the Soak and Wash portions of the cycle. This is normal.

Try unplugging the cord a couple of times. See what happens then try going into diagnostic error codes, see what codes are shown. To pin point where the problem is. if you have no display to read the fault codes. Your main control board may be the issue.

Next, while in Manual diagnostics, try to get the unit to spin; if the motor hums for a split second and then shuts down with the lid lock blinking; go back into diagnostic codes and look for shifter or speed sensor errors.
This is proof that the shifter/sensor actuator assembly is the issue because the optical sensor is not reading the motor speed.

I suggest unplug the washer and check the wire connections on the switch. If a meter is available then you can check the resistance (ohms) of the lock motor.

Note: After performing the manual test and the lid lock works perfectly, or at least as it is supposed to. You can eliminate that as the problem.If the lock worked in the manual test but doesn't in an actual cycle then I suspect the control board is at fault.

A safety feature found on front load washing machine is the door switch and the door lock and strike. On most models, the door switch must be closed and the door lock must be activated before the washer will start. The switch is normally located in the door frame of the washing machine, but may also be part of the door lock assembly. Inspect the strike to make sure that it engages the door lock assembly and that the door remains closed. To check the door switch for continuity with a multi-meter, you will need to disconnect the power and remove the front panel.

The lid switch on a top load washing machine is a safety device designed to prevent the motor circuit from operating when the lOn some models, the water inlet valve circuit is controlled as well. If the lid switch fails, the washer may not start. The lid switch is normally located beneath the main top with a projection on the lid or a pin attached to the lid that will actuate the switch when the lid is closed. Verify that the switch is being activated mechanically and that any levers or actuators are not damaged or sticking. If the switch is being activated but there is no power being supplied to the motor or water valve circuits, then the switch may be defective

The start switch on some top load washers is often part of the timer and is activated by pulling out on the timer knob. Although not normally available as a separate part, the switch can be tested for continuity with a multi-meter. You will need to remove power from the appliance and then locate the correct timer contacts as noted on the wiring diagram. On some electronic controlled models, the start switch is a momentary contact type switch located on the control console. You can test this switch for continuity with a multi-meter when the push button is held in
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May 14, 2015 | Whirlpool WTW4800XQ Washer

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11 year old Kenmore washer fills then stops.


in the machine under the front control panel will be a module that controls the wash agitation. Have it checked out as they fail . There is no connection between the timer and this unit as it comes in to play when the water reaches a set level. The timer just keeps working through the cycles believing the washer is agitating.

Jun 26, 2013 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Wont spin an has water in it?


It is likely the closed lid switch. The lid safety switch keeps the washer from spinning without the lid shut. There are too many variables involved to get into the details of how to open your top, depends on make and model. An internet search on Washing Machine Lid Safety Switch will yield a ton of info. Good luck, pa

Mar 15, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Hitachi washing machine sf6500px washes ok but wont spin, digital signal says dE, does anyone know what that means please?


im not 100% on hitachi gear dont see alot where im from, but for most washing machines DE normally means the lid is open as they have small magnets in both the lid and frame of the washer, most machines will not begin to spin if the lid is not shut they will fill and wash but not spin purely as a safety precaution, if the lid is shut it means the lid (you may have a latch that actually locks the lid shut or just a reed switch magnet sensor that simply detects if its opened) reed switch or lid lock is broken or faulty normally pretty quick and easy to repair

Jan 18, 2011 | Sprint Hitachi P300 Cellular Phone

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Will not spin


as these units are fully electronic i would say there is a fault in the p.c.b control bord if it were not electronics drum drive i would say its a belt but because it spun with lid open (bypassing the safe shut off) id say the p.c.b is playing up
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Jul 04, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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I have a Roper Washer Model RTW4340SQD that


The lid switch is on the top left side of the top cover. If it is bad the machine will fill and stop. The lid switch must be good for the machine to agitate and spin.

Nov 01, 2009 | Roper RTW4300SQ Top Load Washer

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Estate wash machine stops at rinse cycle


Okay...you may have a couple of issues going on with your washer. First of all the "ticking" noise you heard could have been the auger (the upper portion of the agitator) straining with stripped agitator dogs. The dogs act as a clutch mechanism to engage and turn the auger during agitation. If the dogs are worn, they will slip (especially with a heavy load such as towels). The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

Now...a washer that fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunction. 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.

Soe washer models have the lid switch located under the washer casing near one of the lid hinges. The switch is activated by a rod on the hinge and an acutator. To access the screws and switch, you will need to remove the operator console.

If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

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

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, repairclinic.com, appliancepartspros.com. Just use your model number as your search criteria. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all them for the best price.

NOTE: The "ticking" could also be something tapping against the inside of the washer casing. Loose wires or hoses have been known do this if hanging to close to the cabinet wall. The link I provided explains how to remove the washer casing in order to access the interior to inspect it.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance please post back and elaborate on your symptoms a bit more so that I may be able to assist you better. Please include your complete model number, so that I may be able to determine clearly how your washer is configured. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 12, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Won't drain and go into rinse cycle


This problem is commonly attributed to a lid switch malfunction. If the model number you have this listed under is correct, the lid switch is 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 your washer is not configured in this manner, please post back with your COMPLETE model number (located along the tub rim under the lid) so I can confirm how your washer IS configured.

I can also provide information on how to replace a lid switch and give advice on where to purchase a replacement (if needed).

Feb 05, 2009 | Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

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