Question about Maytag Washing Machines
If you are referring to the switch itself, you can connect the two wires, one on each side of the switch. It doesn't matter which one goes on either side.
Posted on Jan 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
U WILL NEED TWO TOOLS TO DO THIS JOB.A PHILLIPS AND A FLAT SCREW DRIVER.YOU NEED TO OPEN THE LID AND REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS THAT ARE LOCATED ON EITHER SIDE OF THE LID SWITCH OPENING.YOU THEN NEED TO LOCATE THE TWO SCREWS THAT HOLD THE CONTROL PANEL DOWN.ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN VERSIONS OF THE WHIRLPOOL TOPLOADER THEY ARE IN THE FRONT OF THE CONTROL PANEL WERE ITS VISIBLE ENOUGH TO YOU.REMOVE THEM AND LIFT THE CONTROL PANEL UP AND BACK.YOU WILL NOTICE TO CLIPS ON EITHER END OF THE TOP REMOVE THEM WITH A FLAT SCREW DRIVER ALSO REMOVE THE WIRE LUG ON THE RIGHT SIDE.YOU WILL THEN NEED TO REMOVE THE CABINET BY OPENING THE LID AND PULLING IT TOWARDS YOU IN A SLIGHT UPWARD POSITION.NOW THE DOOR SWITCH IS LOCATED ON THE CABNIT IT SHOULD BE SMOOTH SAILING THEREAFTER.TO PUT THE MACHINE BACK ITS THE SAME WAY YOU REMOVED IT.AS FAR AS A PICTURE THERE IS NOT MUCH AVAILABLE.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
SOURCE: defective lid switch
you can bypass the lid switch,remove thw 2 screws on the console one on each side,flip the console up,you will see a 3 wire jack in the middle on the washer,disconnect the jack,the wires going to the console clip the 2 outside wires leave the green and wire nut the others together,plup back in and your done,let me know how you do-mike
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
Pull of the end caps #14 & 11 on the diagram. Remove the screws and the front panel will flip up. Then there are 2 clips connecting the bac to the cabimet. Snap those out and the the WHOLE front of the machine comes off if you tilt it forward. Go to sears.com and parts to bring up any model for anything and you can kind of see how things go together. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
No problem. What you want to do is this, remove the screws from the back panel first to remove that metal plate protecting the wires. Once off you need to take off the two covers on the sides of the control panel. There is one on each side, just pop them off. Once off you will see there is a screw under there holding the control panel in place. Remove the screws and that will lean back. Next take a flat head screw driver and put it under the lip of the lid on the front of the washer. I mean the lip that is about an inch down from the top on the front. Pry up and the whole lid will pop up. You will see the lid switch there held in by a screw, follow the wire to where it plugs in and unplug it and replace with the new one. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful to you. Always happy to help and good luck.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
SOURCE: Maytag Washer lid switch
Ohm out the blue/ blk terminals on the sw (remove wire harnes first and notate wire color connection) with an ohmmeter-- Reading should be zero (closed lid position)
Then ohm the ylw and white sw terminals-- reading should be 0 as well.
If I am not mistaken this sw has a plunger that sticks out, if hte unit goes off balance this could push the plunger in. to reset- pull the plunger out
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Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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Jan 03, 2017 | Maytag Washing Machines
Sep 25, 2012 | Washing Machines
I had the same problem. The lid lock assembly is broken.
If you are under warranty get it replaced. If not remove the top of the washer
and take out the switch assembly. The 4 wires going in are Yellow, Red, White,
and Blue. If you short the white and blue together, the washer thinks the lid
is closed. If you short the red white and blue together the washer thinks the
lid is closed and locked. The yellow is only there to activate the
Disconnecting the switch assembly will not work.
The electromagnet locks the lid and it also unlocks the lid. It is not a matter of cutting the power to the magnet.
Installing 2 switches that connect the red white and blue is the best option if you want to remove the lock.
The first switch should connect the white and blue. (LID CLOSED)
The second should connect the red to the white/blue connection. (LID LOCKED)
After that the lid should work.
Please post a follow-up if this works for you.
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