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Whirlpool LSB6500PW2 Washer have to slam lid to agitate

I have a whirlpool LSB6500PW2 Washer and the problem is my machine is not running and it is filled with water in the tub of the machine. I used to have to slam the lid in order to get it to agitate and continue on with the cycle. I am suspecting it is a lid switch problem and if it is I was wondering how to take the lid off of the machine in order to install the lid switch


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  • David Szeto Aug 01, 2009

    When you mean swing up the controls and pop the cabinet clips, which is in the back is that correct? Do I need to remove the base that is connected to the actual lid that opens on the machine? I was unable to access the service pictures would you please post it again.

  • David Szeto Aug 01, 2009

    When I felt the lid switch from the underside I felt it was loose and dangling

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    Dan Webster May 11, 2010

    In order for the tech to service these washers, the washer has been designed for the cabinet to be removed to get to all serviceable parts including the lid switch mechanism. One must swing up the controls and pop the cabinet clips, unplug the lid switch assembly and tip the case forward. The lid switch safety quick disconnect going into the washer harnes has 3 wires. One wire is green ground wire. The other 2 wires can be jumped out to make the washer run, bypassing and overiding the lis safety device. HERE is some service pictures. Does this help? Need cheap parts? More questions? Ask away.



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SOURCE: whirlpool ultimate care II stops during cycle

THe most likely cause for this is either the lid switch or the timer itself sticking.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Washer making loud noise during agitation. Agitator appears to be very loose

Does anyone have the name or part number of the piece that needed to be replaced that help stop makes all that noise?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LSB6300PW2 Won't Agitate or Spin

if you lift andclose the lid do you hear "clicking" noise??? i bet not. simple repair, lift the lid and with a hollow shafted screwdriver(1/4in nutdriver or similliar hollow shaft implement)you fell with your hand the bottom half of the left side lid hinge. as you open and close the lid you can fell the opposing end of hinge under the top no need to dissasemble you can fell it right there. when you find it simply slip the hollow ended shaft over the hinge and apply pressure towardds the rear of unit.While doing this the top will want to close( your pushing against the hinge).. after appling slight pressure youll bend it slightly, enough to activet the lid switch mounted to the rear of the main lid assy.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: My Estate Whirlpool Washer, model #TAWS850PQ0

if it cuts off the water ok and motor running
it could be a coupling .
possible transmission.
if no motor noise
could be motor .

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my washer wnot agitate unless i slam lid

is the lid up during the filling process? the new washers will not agitate unless the lid is down. no need to slam the lid.. There is no pin to push the activator switch.. they are controlled with a magnet...

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