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Simpson ezi sensor 8.0 kg won't spin lid lock flashes and alarms

Won't spin, lid locked indicator flashes and alarms

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To solve the beeping and lid lock light flashing and the machine not doing a spin dry. Do the following.
I have a SIMPSON EZI SENSOR 8Kg top loader. This is what I did.
WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE. switch the power off and unplug the machine.
DO NOT do this if you are not familiar with working with high voltages.

To get access to the lid lock switch,
1. Remove 2 screws at the rear of the washer.
2. Remove 2 screws at the front of the machine located under the lid and covered by small round plastic plugs.
The top cover can now be raised gently from the front.
3. Remove the 2 screws that hold the lid switch.
4. Remove the clear plastic cover from the lid switch.
5. DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE ( Verify that power is off)
6. Find 2 blue wires these go to a magnetic reed switch (25mm long 3mm Diameter).
Cut the blue wires and discard the reed switch. insulate the ends of the blue wires and push them back into the track in different directions so there is no possibility that they can make contact with each other.
7. Find 2 white wires these go to a set of contacts that are mechanically closed by the solenoid.
8. Pull out the contacts and the 2 white wires.
9. Cut the white wires at the contacts, strip 5mm of plastic off the wires and twist them together, The wires will have corrosion, clean them with sand paper, they must make good contact. I recommend that you solder them together.
10. Insulate them and push them back into the track.
11.Reassemble starting with fitting the clear plastic cover.
Your good to go BUT BUT BUT,

The Lid safety protecting during the spin dry cycle will no longer function,
So don't do this if you need the safety of the lid closed during the spin cycle.

Remove 2 screws at the back of the machine

Posted on Feb 05, 2012

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  • leachickadee
    leachickadee Mar 04, 2012

    Hi JoeF. Just want to say a huge THANK YOU for your above directions!! Took us a few goes but we followed your directions step by step and now it is fixed!! so thanks very much for posting that online - a HUGE help :)

  • Helen Aug 05, 2012

    Hi, I have a Simpson EZI sensor SWT 902 model washing machine. It is filling water and doing the washing and draining the water. But will not spin while still on washing cycle. The Lid lock and flashing and beeping. It will not go to the next cycle for long time. Can I use your method to fix my washing machine too?

  • Susan Oct 08, 2012

    Hi JoeF, my 3 year old Simpson SWT902 had this problem. We followed your instructions and, voila, problem sovled! Thank you very much for posting your solution. love it!!

  • Bob Sunderland
    Bob Sunderland Nov 06, 2012

    the lid lock recall replaced switch butg problem still persists ?

  • MikeyHo Jun 13, 2013

    Great walk through just fixed my mum's machine works a treat now and saved her mucho pesos!!! Owe you a beer joeF

  • Barry Rhind Aug 17, 2013

    Good instruction.Fixed my machine,I hope.Thankyou.

  • Val Rigoli
    Val Rigoli Aug 22, 2013

    Thank you, I just fixed my SIMPSON EZI SENSOR 5.5Kg top loader using your easy to follow walk through, and it is again working without fault.

  • Georgie Amaz-ballz
    Georgie Amaz-ballz Apr 09, 2014

    I did this now the washer will not wash just fills and flashes lid lock alaram what am I doing wrong?

  • Susan Jan 15, 2015

    Back in Oct 2012 I followed your instructions (see comment above) and fixed the problem. But now it's back again!! How is this possible?

  • Julie Brunt
    Julie Brunt Nov 17, 2017

    Ive unscrewed the console cover but how do I get the actual lid off to get to the other two screws. Its one of those toggle type. I saw the technician do it one before and it was very easy but I cant recall how he did it. thanks

  • Julie Brunt
    Julie Brunt Dec 16, 2017

    Well I pulled out the lid lock component and did as you suggested but it still couldn't work. So purchased a new lid lock part installed it but the lock is closed so I can't close the lid to get it all starting again. Any tips please


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Did you fix this, Leila Bell?
Also having this problem with Simpson EZI sensor 802 model washing machine. This type of error message (flashing lid lock plus beeping) is not in the manual. I suspected blockage (a sock?) so checked connection of drain hose with bottom of machine, but nothing there. May try taking the back off and looking into the pump.
Better if someone has an easier approach.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • Sid Hammell Oct 14, 2010

    The wife just reminded me we had the same problem a year ago, couldn't fix it, so rang a technician. The wait was 2 days, but before the technician came, the machine seemed to fix itself, so she cancelled the technician.

  • Sid Hammell Oct 25, 2010

    Electrolux repairman came last week and replaced the lid switch parts with a new designed part. Told me the original part was subject to recall because of a problem with the design, was getting wet and stopping the maching operating correctly, and causing shocks. Ring Electrolux, should be covered under the two year warranty (but because the fault was there when the machine was bought, shouldn't matter even if warranty period had expired). I suspect the machine fixed itself previously because the wet part dried out.


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Hey to joe f. Just wondering if I use your solution to my problem.
My problem is when I press start the water temp just keep beeping. It had done it before so I stopped using the machine for 5 months then tried the machine and it worked for about 3 months now has done it again and will not go back :( just wondering if your solution will fix this? Thanks heidi

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