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How do you know if your lid switch is bad or your magnet is bad?

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Magnets do not fail therefore it has to be switch doesn't it

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you need to open the console to get to it post the model number i can send you the manual

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I have a GE WJRE5550KWW it fills and drains but will not agitate or spin


Possible bad lid switch. On that model the lid switch is the flat plastic square on the right front recess area that the lid closes into. The switch is activated by a magnet mounted on the washer lid on the front right corner.

Dec 22, 2014 | GE Washing Machines

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OP display light comes on when hitting start. Then hit off & in a minute it comes on?


Most times this issue is caused by loss of signaling thru the Left Hand Lid Lock.

1st check for a Lid Magnet out of position. This is an easy check if you have a couple key holder magnets or a similar magnet that you can place over the Left side grey lid bumper. Let's see if you can close the Magnetic Reed Relay switch with an external magnet and send +12VDC up to the Control Board and clear the "OP" error code.
If that doesn't clear the "OP" error code we will need to remove the Left Hand Lid Lock and check to see if corrosion is part of the issue. Because of its proximity to that nasty bleach dispenser it will cause issues. Here is the lid lock to order.
Here is a picture of a bad lid lock.

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Nov 22, 2012 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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Screen won't come on when laptop powers on


1. Software
- Try Fn + F5 or something like that

2. Electrical
- Remove battery, unplug power, hold power button for 60 seconds, turn on computer with power plug only, then shutdown, add battery and restart

3. Magnetic On/Off Switch to detect of Close/Open Lid
- Your magnet switch is fubar some how. Open up the speaker cover and see if your lid actuator switch that come in contact with the magnet on your lid cover is stuck or not (find where the magnet is in the back of the front lid cover, trace where the magnet area actually touches the base of the computer and you will find the switch)
- Workaround, start windows with lid at 30 degree angle

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Oct 01, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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Washing machine wont start


the lid safety switch is bad,its under the lid on all machines and is a switch on all makes except a general electric which uses a magnetic switch under the lid

Aug 07, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Washer would wash, or spin. the water appears to drain ok and fills ok


the magnetic lid switch is bad,its located underneath the lid toward the right side of where the lid lays,yoiu will see the magnet under the lid,the switch is below this

Jul 06, 2011 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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Verex stepnote, laptop is on, can see the screen in the background" -


So there are many problems which will cause issues of the screen.

1. Software
- Try Fn + F5 or something like that

2. Electrical
- Remove battery, unplug power, hold power button for 60 seconds, turn on computer with power plug only, then shutdown, add battery and restart

3. Magnetic On/Off Switch to detect of Close/Open Lid
- Your magnet switch is fubar some how. Open up the speaker cover and see if your lid actuator switch that come in contact with the magnet on your lid cover is stuck or not (find where the magnet is in the back of the front lid cover, trace where the magnet area actually touches the base of the computer and you will find the switch)
- Workaround, start windows with lid at 30 degree angle

4. Hardware
- You need to replace either Inverter, Blacklight, or everything.

Jun 19, 2011 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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Dosen't spin, dosen't fill water


your lid switch is a magnetic switch. make sure you have the magnet attached at the lid. if you do still the switch may be bad. question : did the washer fill with the lid open?. if it not then that would be an indication the switch bad. let me know

good luck to you.

Feb 07, 2011 | GE WBSR3140D Top Load Washer

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My washer won't spin and drain the water out.


MOR IFO WOULD BE HELPFUL LIKE MODEL NUMBER OR BRAND. I RATHER HAVE A MODEL NUMBER. 1 IDEA IF THERE IS NO AUDIBLE CLICK WHEN YOU LOWER THE LID THE YOU MAY HAVE A BAD LID SWITCH. GE AND FISHER PAYKEL DO NOT DO THIS THEY ARE MAGNETIC. LET ME KNOW.

Apr 25, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool stack washer will fill but will not progress to rest of cycle


It sounds like the lid switch is not making contact. It is a magnet located on the lid so that when you close the lid, the magnet pulls the switch closed. Make sure the magnet is still on the lid. If you washer lid will not stay open on most models, the magnet is gone because this is the same magnet that pulls the lid switch closed. If you can find where it goes, find a strong magnet and place it on the top inside rim where the lid goes when closed. Turn the machine on, let fill with water. Once this is complete and the machine should start. Take the magnet and move it around the rim until the unit starts running. If you can't get it to run, most likely the switch it's self is bad. I think you will find the magnet on the lid is gone and the machine will start running once you pass a magnet over the place where it goes. If so you will need to replace the part.

Oct 17, 2009 | Whirlpool LTE5243D Top Load Stacked...

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Have the OP signal, have cleaned all latches and lid areas but still not working. how do i pop off the top portion to check the side locking latches? i can see they are not well sealed and would rather fix...


This is a common problem on this washer. (The OP fault code). It is caused by a faulty magnetic reed switch. Apparently, the lid on these washers isn't completely watertight and allows water/moisture to get into the switch and corrode the wires and connections.

The switch is on the left side under the rubber bumper, Release two spring clips in the front between main top and front panel using a putty knife. Lift the top. To access and see if the magnet is in place, remove the dispenser from lid. Gently pry the bottom of the plastic inner lid toward you and down. This will let you see if the magnet is in place on the right front corner of the inner lid. Here is a picture of a bad door lock switch:

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Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

Jul 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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