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Usually at the hinge side in the middle, try cleaning it first.

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GE Profile WPRE6150K2WT - washer pumping water but will not spin

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
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.

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.

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.
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.
Inside the back of the head unit, find the wires that come from the lid switch. Disconnect the white plug the wires go into.
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.
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 tubicon1.png 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.
Disconnect the hose by pulling upwards. Cleanicon1.png 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.
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

Nov 03, 2012 | GE Washing Machines

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What's your problem?where is switch located that shuts off NV52 when lid closes

go to control panel /appearence personisation /system security go downtoo power optionsedit plan settings (change when comp goes to sleep /change advanced power settingsbox will open power options work way down to power buttons and lid open that up + on battrey open lid close action you will see do nothing open that up and press shut down
that will shut down youre comp when lid closes

Jul 16, 2012 | Gateway NV5215u Notebook

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Where is the fuse location maytag washer lat9416aae

do you mean the fuse that's on the lid switch?if so and it's blown you have to change out the lid switch.22001682 and it's around 38 dollars,unplug the washer and lift up the top console and you'll see the lid switch.

Oct 06, 2011 | Washing Machines

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How to replace lid switch?


Locate and remove the 2 screws that secure the console to the cabinet top. Tilt the console back, and remove the 2 gold clips, and disconnect the lid switch connector. Tilt the entire cabinet forward, and off of the base. The lid switch can now be replaced

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Sep 02, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Does not spin

Could be a bad lid switch or deive coupling. This video will help.

Aug 01, 2011 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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How do you check the lid switch on a Kenmore 110.26442502, type 111, serial number CT0204848, top loader washer?

The lid switch on this model is located under the operator console adjacent to the left lid hinge. You will need to follow these steps to troubleshoot:

1. UNPLUG the washer before servicing.

2. Using a putty knife, insert under the front two corners of the operator console and push straight back to depress and release the retaining clips.

3. With the clips released, the console will lift up, exposing all the internal components.

4. Locate the lid switch and unplug the connector.

5. Using a multi-meter, on the Rx1 resistance scale, connect the meter leads across the terminals of the LID SWITCH. The lid switch is activated by an actuator rod on the left lid hinge. As the lid opens and closes, you should see the resistance change between infinity and a short, if the lid switch is working properly.

NOTE: If the lid switch is functioning, you should also hear it "click" as you open and close the lid. In some cases a simple adjustment to the actuator rod (by bending it slightly) is all that is needed.

6. An alternate method is to jumper across the terminals of the connecter plug end that goes to the TIMER and by-pass the switch. Make sure the jumper does not come in contact with a metal surface, so insulate if necessary.

7. Plug washer back in and op test. If the washer works normally, with the switch by-passed, then you may have a defective lid switch, or need to adjust the actuator.

Replacement parts, if required, can be purchased at any of the following websites:

The first three sites on the list have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need. The lid switch is listed as item number 11 under the "Top and Cabinet Parts" section. A good view of the retaining clips for the operator console is under the "Control Panel Parts" section as item 8.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Apr 05, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Have to slam lid so lid switch will make,where is the lid switch located

The lid switch is here:themobilian_773.jpgTo check it flip up the controls and unplug it's quick connectthemobilian_774.jpgThe connect has 3 wires, a green ground and two other wires, those two other wires go to the switch. Here is a video that show how to replace that lid switch:
I have a manual and some more videos HERE

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Jan 07, 2011 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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Washer will not change cycles

If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle and drain, this 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.

If not activated by a lid strike, other models have the lid switch located under the washer casing next to one of the lid hinges. It is activated by a rod contacting an actuator. The mounting scews for this type are located under the operator console.

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

If the switch requires replacement, a new one can be purchased on line at,,, or

If you have questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 20, 2009 | Washing Machines

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For weeks now I've had to slam the lid on my washer to get it to work. Now nothing! The same thing happened to my dryer...close the lid and nothing. It wasn't even a year old and someone had to come out...

ck lid screws especially on newer models on these the lid switch is located left rear corner just behind lid hinge if switch is on right side close lid slowly and listen for click if none heard try pressing down on lid at switch location if washer starts replace switch if switch lever broke change switch..on other type switch lower lid slowly and listen for click if none heard and hinge screws ok raise lid and push lid hinge toward back slightly and try again still no click raise console switch is on left and just snaps in place

Sep 04, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Won't spin/agitate and change cycles

If your washer fills and does not agitate or spin, it could be a simple lid switch problem. That's also probably the reason why it won't drain, either. Switching load sizes activates the pressure switch, which controls the level of the water in the tub (this is normal).

Locate the lid switch. It should be located on the right-hand side of the tub rim. There's a small hole in the rim where a small peg (called a lid strike) inserts from the washer lid to activate the switch. Check to see if the lid strike is not broken off. If the lid strike is still attached, open and close the lid to see if you can hear the switch "clicking". If no clicking noise is heard, take a small screwdriver and push it down through the opening to see if you can activate the switch (leave the timer knob pulled out when you do this to see if the washer starts). Double check the mounting screws to ensure they are tight. Sometimes the screws will come loose and the switch will not make contact with the lid strike.

Now some washers have the lid switch located on the left-hand side UNDER the washer rim by the lid hinge. This type of switch is activated by a rod on the lid hinge and fits into an opening in switch. Usually, this type of switch only requires an adjustment of the rod to correct any problems.

Please post back with your model number, so I can make sure what type of switch you have.

If you diagnose the problem and need to replace the lid switch, just click on the link below for complete step-by-step instructions.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have further questions.

PS You do not have to drain the washer to replace the switch. If you need to drain it, however, post back and I can tell you how to bypass the lid switch to get the washer running to drain.

May 13, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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