Question about Washing Machines
Yes indeed you are on the right path. The washer is designed so that the spin cycle will not work with the lid open, so if the switch breaks or fails the machine thinks the lid is open and will not spin.
To verify this you can bypass the switch electrically and see if the machine runs. I do not know your level of electrical expertise so please ask any questions of me where I am not being clear, and forgive me if I am going into too much detail.
I am going to attach a link to a website that has a couple great videos showing how to take the console apart and replace the lid switch, because I do not know your exact model number I can't say which one pertains to yours but it will be covered.
To bypass the lid switch first unplug the power cord from the wall (safety first).
Lift the console(videos will explain this), that will expose the lid switch harness connector, unplug this connector and connect a jumper wire between the two outside terminals on the wire harness you just took off. making sure the jumper is not touching metal or you, test to see if the spin works.
Since you know this switch is broken already it may be wise to replace this without doing the jumper test if you are not comfortable with it.
If you could send me the complete model number from the tag that is visible with the lid open I can find the part number you need.
Let me know if you have questions. ..... Phil
Lid Switch Videos
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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