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Checkign lid switch for maytag washer

I have a maytag atlantis washer. I am not sure if the current problem is either thelid switch and the main control unit o simply the main control unit. The washer was working fine. My wife opened the lid and then it stopped working altogether when she closed the lid. It will not fill with water or do anything. I have a multitester. How can I check to see which unit is the problem?

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Re: checkign lid switch for maytag washer

Unplug the power cable open [panel chech wiring detached /mostly some wiring detach was the line of starter switch / the water valve wiring detached / the machine will pour water if valve are malfanction insert the wire . then ok.

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I have a maytag atlantis washer it will fill with water but then it won't do anything. what could it be?

This problem can be caused by a variety of malfunctions, or failures however the most likely culprit is the lid switch. The lid switch is part #3 shown in the following diagram. The switch mounts at the rear of the chassis top part #1 with screws part #12.

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Feb 03, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Need to replace Lid Switch for Maytag Atlantis 2002 Washer

Hello, I can help you.

Let me explain to you how the Maytag washer lid switch works.
The lid switch is located on the controls panel, and is activated by opening and closing the washer door. The purpose of the lid switch is to prevent the washer from working with the door open.

It is a safety device to prevent the user from sticking their hands inside of the washer while the washer is agitating or spinning.

When the washer lid switch stops working, the result could be that the washer won't wash, drain, spin and in some cases the washer will not work at all.

You will need a multimeter to check the internal contacts on the washer lid switch.

You will also need to use the wiring schematic to see what contact should be close when the lid switch supposed to be on.

You will need to remember that the Maytag washer lid switch is one of the first parts that you will need to check, when the washer don't want to start filling, agitating, draining or spinning.

Jun 13, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Will not start wash cycle

Sound like the lid switch has went out , you should hear it click when the lid is close to an inch of being closed , they are un-expensive and easy to replace and they go out often from use. Easy to find online with your real model number located under the lid.
The washer with the grind noise is a main bearing going out and may be covered under warr. through maytag.

Apr 11, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV7000

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Maytag Atlantis MAV6200 fills but doesn't do anything afterwards

If nothing turns on than your Lid Switch is probably it.It is the first most common fix on this model. Please Rate This !!!

Nov 29, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Maytag atlantis washer

hi thanks for the question you say you activated the washer with screw driver . is the striker on the lid there ,.you could have a broken striker. check that if its there . replace the lid switch the appliance doc

Sep 28, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Maytag top loader MAV 8000MWW

If your washer doesn't seem to work at all, check these:

No power
Lid switch
No power Checkto see whether power is getting to the washing machine. Is it pluggedin? Has a fuse blown or is a circuit breaker tripped?

Lid switch Ifthe lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may notfunction at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housingnear the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or frontof the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need toreplace it.

Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse nearthe lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unitwon't fill with water until you replace the fuse.

Sep 27, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV8000

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Maytag Atlantis washer will not drain and spin unless you lift the lid

The cheaper thing to check first is is your lid bent? The lid switch is in the center of the lid. If it "droops" or has been bent, it shaft on the back of the lid cant hit the switch. Open the lid and apply pressure in the bottom, center of the lid. This usually corrects the problem without replacing the switch.

May 31, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

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Wash cycle will not start

you may have leaned on lid and damaged the lid switch , so the washer thinks the lid is open all the time unit will fill then stop with lid up.

Apr 13, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Washer won't work... Period

the lid switch on the washer went bad. with out the lid switch working the washer cant do anything. its there as a safety to stop the washer when the lid is raise but when it goes bad it doesnt know if the lid is down or not so the washer wont come on

Nov 25, 2007 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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