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Lid switch is not working, and is leaning away from thewasher. the lid is not able to trigger the cycle.

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Why will it only wash through a whole cycle if i am leaning on the door?


For safety reasons manufacturers started to put switches on washer lids so machines would not run with lid open. Your problem is with your switch. It may have wore out, or through use broken a small piece off it's end, not allowing the switch to fully engage. When you lean on the door, you are helping the switch fully engage. Look around the perimeter of your lid and you will find the switch. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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ya. not a big problem it seems. here it goes
when ever you close the lid the tip of lid touches a sensor which signals the control board to start the rinse cycle.
now these many days that sensor has been in dying stage. that is why you were often closing it to let the cycle open.
now that sensor has completely dies.
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after that enjoy washing.

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you have a defective lid safety switch it is normally under the lid,lift up the lid and look for a tab sticking down from the lid that goes through the top cover,this is the piece that triggers this switch

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Washer lid is not triggering button to make machine work.


First, see the Sears Parts Site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

Following is a description of how to release the console for access to the pins.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf



It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part.

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this washer has a problem with the lid hinge screws coming loose. check the left hand hinge and you will find the screws loose.
this cause the lid switch to not engage and then nothing will happen until it thinks the lid is closed.
try to tighten the screws and listen to see if the switch "clicks" when you open and close the lid.
that should fix it until the screws come loose again.

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Yes...replace your lid switch. It is not normal to have to use an ink pen, lean on the washer lid, slam on the lid, or use any other means to operate the washer outside the normal functions that it was designed for. In many cases, you actually cause more damage to the appliance by not investigating the cause of the problem. A lid switch is a very simple and inexpensive fix. The following link explains how to replace a lid switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

In many cases a simple inspection of the lid switch is all it takes to fix it. It could be loose or not making proper contact. Repeated slamming of the washer lid or using a foreign object to get it work, however, may have damaged it. Check the mounting screws that hold the switch in place, first. If the screws are loose or missing, that may be all this required to get the switch to line up correctly with the lid strike. The lid strike is a small plastic piece that is physically mounted to the washer lid. The strike activates the switch through a slot as the lid closes. If the lid strike is broken or missing, this will also cause the same symptoms.

If the model number you have this listed under is correct, you can find replacement parts at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in the the model number and you can locate what you need under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. The lid switch is item number 11 (part #3949247) and the lid strike is item number 20 (part #358684).

I hope you find this information helpful. The total cost of your repair is less than $50 if you follow the instructions in the link I provided. Repair it yourself, save yourself from an expensive repair, and potentially get some longer years of use out of your washer. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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sounds llike a bad lid switch assy, not realizinf the lid is shut, for safety reasons wont run, can you hear any "click" just before the lid actually closes, it should be triggering the lid swith, if no t reppalce the lid switch assy, reall common issue

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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.

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