Need to know about safety switch located on lid of washing machine that stops the washer from spinning. The washer will not spin or agitate due to this switch. A repair man said a plug came loose that this switch is attached to.
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Re: need to know about safety switch on washer lid
First, this machine has an electronic motor. Check to see if belt is broken. If not then unplug for 2 minutes, plug back in and open and close lid 7 times slowly. This will reset motor. A common problem with this machine. I dont think it is the magnetic lid switch.
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If your washer fills with water but doesn't agitate, the problem is likely to be a faulty lid switch, a broken belt, or a problem with the motor. (Note: Direct-drive washing machines do not have belts.) To diagnose the problem, do the following: 1Check the washing machine's spin cycle.
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Most washers have lid activated switch that if you open the lid the machine will not spin. Its a safety feature. That lid switch could be bad causing your problem. Agitation will still work on older machines.
All washers have a safety switch on the on lid. There is usually a slot that a plastic pin goes into to activate the switch. These switches are high failure parts. The switch is located on the underside of the top deck. It should check 0 ohms when closed. You can also jump it but then it would NOT stop when the lid is open ie; during agitation or spin cycle ( a safety hazard).
Yes! to let you know that this is NORMAL when the washer agitates, due to the "Westinghouse" designed transmission, which in turn is called the "Franklin" design.When the agitator returns back stroke the washtub "indexes" before the agitator strokes forward. Thus moving the load around through the water while being moved back and forth.
Plus! to let you know that since the washer does NOT have "brakes" to stop the washbasket and hold the basket this design allowes the "indexing". This is one of the main reasons your washer has a safety lid interlocking device on it to lock the lid when it spins, because the washer has no brakes to stop the machine if the lid is opened during a spin cycle.
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.
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The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.
First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.
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press in clips each corner with putty knife and lift top remove screws bottom front panel slide panel down and off ..locate pump. turn washer to spin and switch on if faint hum felt at pump more than likely plugged with something if pump is running fine ck for something in drain lines..most washers i would say lid switch but on those i believe if switch was bad wouldn't aditate either ck by raising lid ..if agitates with lid raised ck lid switch if not switch ok
To check the lid switch set it on spin. Should spin with lid closed & not spin with lid open. What is your problem ? (not filling ) ( not agitating ) ( not draining) ( not spinning ) it won't have an exit filter.
If the lid switch is ok it should agitate drain & spin .. The lid switch could stop agitate on some & not on others. If it is not draining it could be the pump. Sometimes a sock or something small can go down the drain and get in the pump & stop it up then it won't drain
like it should. Always say what the problem is like agitate or spin.
Hope this helps