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Need to replace lid switch in older model maytag. where is this part located and what does it look like

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Usually attached to the underside of the machine's top. Small box with wires. Probably activated by either a post that sticks down thru the top from the lid or a lever moved by the lid hinges.

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Maytag lse7806ace


open and close the lid,if you don't hear a clicking sound you just have a bad lid switch,you have an older machine and it has a cherry switch in it,go here and look at part number 5
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Maytag-Parts/Washer-dryer-combo-Parts/Model-LSE7806ACE/3048/0152000/M0601018/00016?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=LSE7806ACE
part number 208823,all it is is a safety so the washer can't run with the lid open so it will fill and then stop because the switch is bad.

Jun 06, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Hi. How do you get to the lid switch on a Maytag


You must remove the rear control panel housing...
Remove some clips - and then remove the basin surround.
Here is a video that will help you out without having to type out the entire instructions. It is a general instructional that covers just about all the manufacturers.

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Aug 05, 2009 | Maytag MTW5900TW Top Load Washer

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Need to replace safety switch. How do I remove or lift the lid to replace switch?


If you are referring to the lid swtich on a Whirlpool manufactured top loading washer (such as Estate, Kenmore, Roper, Frigidaire and some later model Maytags), the following link explains step-by-step:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

If you have any questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 03, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Centennial washer, will fill with water, wont spin or agitate, power is good


Easy fix. Lid switch is bad. This is a direct drive machine. Older models would wash but not spin these latest babys won't wash or spin with the lid switch broken. To access te switch you flip up the control by using a putty knife to release each end. Older models had a screw that needed to be removed, not so with the newest ones. The switch has 2 hot wires and a ground wire. Jump them 2 hot wires and see if she runs
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Apr 30, 2011 | Maytag Centennial MTW5800TW Top Load...

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Center peice will not turn


If everything else is working and it just won't spin, there is good chance that all that is wrong is a bad lid switch or the lid switch actuator. The lid switch's location depends on the brand and model. But usually you can find a little slot around top of the washer where the lid closes. You should be able to push a pencil into it and here it click. That is the switch. On the lid, there should be some type of actuator (stick that goes thru the hole) when it is closed. On older Whirlpools, the actuator was bad about popping off and falling into the tub. On older Maytags, the switch is behind the lid..under the lip.
When the switch if broken or the actuator doesn't actuate the switch, then the machine thinks the lid is open and , for safety reasons, won't allow the drum to spin. If you can't find the switch locally, you can order it online.
Hope this helps

Jan 21, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Washer filled up with water then stoped working. suspect a blown fuse but dont know how to replace it


There is no internal fuse on this model washer. The most common cause of the symptoms you just described is a lid switch malfunction or lid strike (actuator) problem. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, stopping right after the wash cycle, not advancing to rinse or spin cycles, and a wash tub that will not drain.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike" or "Actuator") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because it does NOT have a lid strike (actuator) and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This type of switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator rod by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list, include helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.
If the model number you listed this question under is correct, the lid switch is listed as item 8 under the "Topand Cabinet" parts listing.


NOTE: Banging or slamming the lid can actually cause more harm than good. These switches are fragile and can break easily in this manner.

The average price of a replacement lid switch is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. The lid strike (if equipped) usually costs less than $5. Prices will vary between sites so shop and compare. If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. This is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.



If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.


NOTE: If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20.

Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.


**This model Maytag is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these manuals do apply.

Dec 17, 2010 | Maytag Centennial MTW5807TQ

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How do I replace the lid switch on a Maytag


Well the model # you listed goes to a Whirlpool machine so here goes.. The screws that hold the control panel on are located at the rear bottom of the end caps for the console/control panel, not the screws at the top of the control panel..
Once you remove those screws the control panel should slide forward 1/2 inch or so the up, and flip right over backwards towards the wall.
Once that is flipped up you will see the lid switch located in the left front corner under that console. Remove the 5/16" ground screw from the green wire, lift the connector release and remove the wire from the switch. Then carefully depress the plastic tab to release the switch and it should more or less lift right out.. No need to disassemble the entire cabinet.
whirlpool #8318084 $15-20 buks depending on where u are..
best of luck, have fun,
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Feb 03, 2010 | Washing Machines

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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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Wont start cycle after filling with water


check your lid switch should be on back of machine or under the lid

May 17, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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Maytag stacked washer/dryer Model LS7804


OK it may be one of 2 things. I would check the lid switch first. On some maytags the have a lid switch that if it is not working properly it will not let the washer fill. If it will not fill the washer will not wash because the pressure switch did not activate the timer to wash. If the switch checks good you might have a bad timer. If you open the control panel you will find a tech sheet with the wiring diagram. I would follow the fill cycle and check the components. You might also check the water valve to make sure its ok too. But its very rear that both the hot and cold would go at the same time. Good luck!

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