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Replacement od lid switch clothes washer

Lid switch broken, got new switch . how do i put it in?

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Check out the video at the link I am providing and see if it helps you in replacing the lid switch. Sure hope it does and best wishes.

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Put clothes in the washer, turned it on, it filled the tub with water, then stopped. I have checked its plugged in, breaker is on.

First check the lid switch , if broken order new switch 1103351355/w10119828 pd_0026_110_3949238?$pddetailsth$ to remove lid switch unplug washer from wall ,remove both end caps on console just pop them -off remove screws (2) lift console back ,remove both spring clips ,unplug switch lift cabnet out away from washer ,remove both screws from switch ,then check under cabnet to unscrew ground wire 5/16 screw (reminder watch how you pull cabnet off ) there are two tab on bottom rear that cabnet to line up cabnet

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This washer definitely does what it wants to - od will appear when I try to start it - all I get is a loud beep and the washer will not start - but sometimes when I try to start it, the washer begins as it...

Hello inezfragala,

If you are only throwing the OD error code to the Console and you can’t clear it I feel you have a broken lead on the magnetic reed relay switch or severe pin/plug corrosion in the left hand lid lock. See the pic’s be low. Next Question do you want to DIY or call in a service repair company.

The FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

If you want to DIY the fix I would start by removing the Left Hand Lid Lock. Follow the Service Manual page 34 Lid Lock/Reed Switch Removal.

The technicians thumb is on the Left Hand Lid Lock assembly. The Left Hand Lid Lock assembly is not a sealed very well and is subject to corrosion issues with its location near the bleach dispenser. If you are a DIY’er you won’t have any problem getting to the Left Hand Lid Lock assembly.

Unplug the 120VAC to your machine and follow the manual to raise the washer top from the base. The mating plug can be very difficult to remove from the assembly. Remove the 5/16 sheet metal screw holding the lid lock to the washer top. Once loose you can press the tabs and pull the mating plug from the socket pins in the Lid Lock. Be careful when you open the case halves of the Left Hand Lid lock assembly it’s very easy to damage those retaining tabs. Work very slowly with a small flat blade jewelers screwdriver or similar. If you have heavy corrosion issues you can clean up with WD-40 and some finger nail emery file board on the pins in the Left Hand Lid Lock.

If you need to replace the left lid lock here is the part number 25001048 or here another link.

Check to see if the Black and Red wires are on the magnetic reed relay switch solder connections have not broken loose from corrosion. They can be re-soldered back on if they have broken loose. If you have heavy corrosion in the Left Hand Lid Lock assembly and can’t clean up to clear the error code I would replace the Left Lid Lock. There is a possibility that the signaling is lost from the Left lid Lock plug back threw the machines wiring harness. This would require advanced troubleshooting using a DVM to trace +12VDC from the Control Board Back to the Control Board thru the L.H. Lid Lock. Don’t go near the Control Board with a DVM set to measure resistance/continuity you could destroy your Control Board.

Big time corrision issues with L.H. Lid Lock.


Re-solder lead to fix OD error code.


Broken wire on magnetic reed relay will cause OD alarm and you won't be able to clear.

This how the L.H. Lid Lock should look.


DIY pin out info.

Post back if you have question and I will try to help....Rich

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Washer will not spin sometimes/ Safety switch broken and I need to lift the lid to install new switch. Any suggestions?

If you are talking about replacing the lid switch, the following link explains how to remove the washer case to access:

The intermittent spin cycle problem is generally a clue that the lid switch may be malfunctioning in some way. If you've already diagnosed this to be your problem, then the link I provided will give you the necessary guidance to complete this repair. If you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

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My washer will spin but not with clothes in it?

Ckeck to see that the lid-switch activates when you put the lid down ,maybe the probe on the lid is broken off and then there won't be anything to push the switch down to make it spin .

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How do you clear a od error code on a maytag fav6800aww

I agree with fastnhonda troubleshooting. I will just toss out some additional info. I’m an owner like you just trying to troubleshoot from a distance. The OD alarm is signaled by the control board when the control board has not seen a lid open signal from the left lid lock for three completed wash cycles. Could be corrosion issues with the left lid lock and or plug connecting to the left lid lock. If you pull the power plug on the machine then re-power up does the “OD” alarm clear? This might clear the “OD” alarm for three wash cycles. If it does can you do this; open the washer lid and start a Spin Only cycle with the lid open do you throw an OP (Lid Is Open) alarm to the console? If so do you clear the “OP” alarm when you close the lid? I’m checking the signaling functionally of the Left Lid Lock assembly of the magnetic reed relay and lid magnet thru the left lid lock and plug back to the control board.
If no results come from above testing and you want to DIY the repair I would remove the left lid lock (remove the left lid lock as shown on page 34 of the SM) and inspect for corrosion issues as the other forum member speaks to and a possible broken wire connection on the magnetic reed relay. See the red & black wire going to magnetic reed relay switch as shown in the pic. below. Note the black wire is broken away from one end of the magnetic reed relay do to corrosion. If you take apart the left lid lock the tabs holding the case halves together break off very easy so be careful on disassembly. I would not replace the right lid lock just yet. Removing the plugs on the lid locks is difficult so be careful. I would remove the left lid lock and inspect and clean up wih WD-40 if there are corrosion issues such as shown below or a broken wire (re-solder) on the magnitic reed relay. If this doesn’t resolve the “OD” alarm I would then replace the left lid lock only at this time. The right lid lock is not needed for normal washer operation.


Support info;

Left Lid Lock always give you pats supplier you machine model number when ordering parts. No machine serial number is required for this part.
The Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

Disconnect the washer power cord.
To raise the top of the machine. Insert a flat blade putty knife approximately 2.5” from the left and right sides of the washer top, depress the spring tabs securing machine top to the washer base. See page 33 of the SM for putty knife insertion point.

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How do you replace left lid lock on Maytag Neptune washer

Problem may be with door switch and not the door lock. If you are able you could try to locate the switch and jump the two wires together to see if the od code goes away. Even if it works you should not leave it that way but get a new switch and replace the faulty one.

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