I had a power outage few days ago and the washer now has code hd (which means the lid is open, according to book) lid not open have turned off and on several times, unplugged, and reset breaker? any advice thanks robin
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Re: Code hd won't reset
First of all, unplug your washer. You will need to remove the console in order to get to the lid switch. The washer may have release tabs under the console at each front corner. Simply slide a putty knife straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. If not equipped with this type of console, you may have a console that has removable end caps. They can be removed by gently prying up on the top of them from the rear on each side. You may have to use a small screwdriver for this. The caps should pop right off. Once removed, you will need to loosen a screw under each cap. Once you have the console loosened, carefully lift it up and lay it back over the rear panel of the washer in its resting position. Be careful not to damage the small plastic hinges that hold it in place. Now you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector.
2. There will be two brass colored clips. You will need to remove these to remove the machine casing. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver away from you while holding into the groove and the clip will release.
3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Now pull the case from the frame by lifting from the back first.
You do not have to remove it all the way from the frame, just enough to gain access to the switch. All there is to the switch is a couple of screws holding it in and a ground wire. It's a pretty easy repair job. Some models will have the switch located on the right-hand side of the lid rim opening, while other models will have the switch located on the left-hand side near the lid hinge.
Once you've completed your switch installation, make sure you get the case back on the frame correctly by following these steps:
1. While looking down through the lid opening, place the front lip of the machine case UNDER the washer frame and start leaning it back onto the frame. There are four small cleats that must fit into four slots on the case or the washer will vibrate. Make sure the frame is seated properly, lean forward from the front of the washer, grasp both sides of the rear panel and pull towards the case. The rear panel should be seated and flush with the casing before inserting the retaining clips.
2. Insert the brass-colored clips into the slot on the washer rear panel first, and then push straight down into the opening on the top of the washer with some force. If you have the case seated correctly, the clips will snap back in.
3. Make sure you plug the connector from the console back into the lid switch receptacle BEFORE you reassemble the console. This is easy to forget.
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most likely a Door Lock error. means that the door lock is not working. fairly easy replacement if necessary. might check the lock first to make sure it has connector plugged into it. and that nothing is jammed inside of it. good repair videos at repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com or online at youtube.com
Hello. This could indicate a problem with the electric lock. Unplug the washer for a few minutes to reset it and see if that clears up the problem. Have you had a power outage recently(3-4 weeks) prior to the problem? The current surge from the returning power can damage and/or corrupt the programming stored in the main board computer. If you have never experienced the technical part of a washer, please call for service--there are many problems which can cause this symptom. The washer will have to be put into a diagnostic mode to decipher the binary error codes(groups of lights will flash, telling what part of the unit is problematic). I hope I helped you!
That washer is actually built by LG even though it has the kenmore name brand on it most all are the same for opening the lid when its stuck like that below is a video that shows how to get it open and then if you need more detailed help you can visit the link below the video. Fixing an LG Top Load Washer DOA and Lid Stuck Locked
Hi Peter, If I understand your question correctly, you are asking what the code "HD" means for your machine. I am unable to find the code "HD", however, here is a list of the codes for these Maytag models, perhaps one looks similar to "HD". Hopefully this answers your question!
Washer displaying code messages
- "LF" (Washer is taking too long to fill)
Check the following:
Are the water inlet hoses kinked or clogged?
Are the water inlet valve screens clear?
Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
- "Ld" (Washer is taking too long to drain water from the wash tub)
Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose installed properly? See "Connect the Drain Hose." Press PAUSE/CANCEL
to clear display.
- "uL" (Unbalanced Load)
If the load is unbalanced, the washer will display this code while running an imbalanced
load correction routine at the end of the wash cycle and before the final spin. If the code
remains and the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, open
lid and redistribute the load. Close lid and press START.
- "oL" (Over Load)
Is the washer overloaded? The washer has attempted to fill and begin the wash cycle. If
the washer is overloaded, it will drain any water and detergent that was added during the
fill. To correct the overload, remove several items and add detergent. Close lid and press
- "Sd" (Suds Detected)
Did you use regular detergent?
Regular or hand-washing detergents are not recommended for this washer. Use only High
Efficiency ("HE") detergent.
Did you add too much detergent?
Always measure detergent. Follow detergent manufacturer's directions.
If excessive suds are detected, the washer will display this code while running a suds
reduction correction routine at the end of the wash cycle. The suds reduction routine
removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. If the code remains and
the wash cycle dial is flashing after the recovery routine has stopped, re-select your
desired cycle using cold water. Press START. Do not add detergent.
- "lid" (Lid Opened)
Is the lid open? Close the lid to clear the display. If the lid remains open for more than 10
minutes, water in the wash tub will drain.
- "HC" (Cold and Hot hoses switched)
This code will appear at the end of the wash cycle to indicate that the cold and hot water
inlet hoses are switched. See "Connect the Inlet Hoses."
- "dL" (Door/Lid cannot lock)
Indicates lid is not locked. Check for items caught in the lid keeping it from closing. Press
PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "dU" (Door/Lid cannot unlock)
Is there excessive weight on the lid, such as a basket of laundry? Excessive weight will
keep the lid from unlocking. Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear the code.
- "F##" code
Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to clear code. Press START. If code appears again, call for
A power surge may have blown out or shorted any one of the many components in modern washers. Seems silly but I've fixed many error codes by unplugging mine for a few minutes from the wall and re plugging it. Hope that helps. Otherwise you could call the manufacturer and ask for the meaning of the code its self
seethis causes and fix it. God bless you User Control and Display Board
If the washer won't start, the user control
and display board may be defective. Check for power to the washer first.
If the washer won't start the timer might be
defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components
before replacing this time
If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown. Thermal Fuse
If the washer won't start the thermal fuse
may have blown. It can be tested for continuity. Watch our fuse testing
video for more information.
Line Fuse and Holder
If the washer won't start the line fuse might
have blown, or the line fuse holder might be damaged and need to be
replaced. Main Control Board
If the washer won't start the main control
board might be defective. This is not common. Check other parts and
Door or Lid Latch Assembly
If the washer won't start the lid switch
assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid
switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any
electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches
should have continuity according to their design.
Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
If the washer won't start the door lock
assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically
or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter.
The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Incoming Power Problem
If the washer won't start check to see if
there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged
into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is
dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the hom
If the washer won't start, check to be sure
there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the
power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the
power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.