Question about Amana Washing Machines
The lid lock switch will appear to be malfunctioning if the WATER to the washer is turned OFF, or if there's not enough water pressure. This is because there's a pressure-activated switch inside the washer that won't lock the door until it senses water pressure to the washer.
First check your supply water pressure, or even better, turn the water ON! You'll either be rewarded or know there's something else wrong deeper inside the machine.
Also, depending on the washer model, this switch can have 2, 3, or 4 wires, and CANNOT BE BYPASSED BY "HOT WIRING A COUPLE OF WIRES TOGETHER" the way you could with the older washers where the switch was a simple on/off job. This is for safety and to reduce legal liability for the washing machine manufacturers.
These new ones have a sensor back inside the body with the controls, and if the sensor's not happy, the washer doesn't turn on.
How to fix "lid lock not working" In order of easy to hard:
1. Turn the water on, if it doesn't work,
2. replace the switch and latch assembly, if it still doesn't work,
3. take it to the shop. They have a tester there that gives the technician the error code he needs to fix the machine. Yeah, just like computers!
Give me a 10-year-old, non-computerized Whirlpool or Maytag any day!
Posted on Sep 14, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The following link explains how to replace a lid switch:
On the particular model you have listed, the lid switch should be located under the console near the right rear lid hinge.
You will need to use the steps in the link provided to remove the exterior case to access the switch to see how the actuator and lid hinge interface. You washer is manufactured by Whirlpool and uses Whirlpool parts, so these instructions will apply.
This is a very simple repair, but if you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.
NOTE: If you have not pruchased a new lid switch yet, the part number is 8054980. It can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $18.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Yes. Snip the wires at both sides of the switch. Then fuse the wires together with electrical tape. But before you do that...you state it's a 2011 model? It should still be under warranty.
Posted on May 18, 2012
First off you shouldn't!!
you may cause more problems and cost !
more important if you want someone to answer your question a model number is needed !
Posted on Feb 12, 2015
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