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I have a Grindmaster Cafemill Model H10. How do I remove the blades for disassembly. The switch activated by the lid is intermittent. Regards, Dan McFadden

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Remove both phillips screws from the bottom of the unit. Push the electrical cord to bring the entire motor assembly up and out of the casing. You'll be able to access the switch mechanism at that point.

Mine just broke the white, blade retaining nut. Hopefully I can find a replacement.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

Testimonial: "Good input. I was able to bend the switch arms and file the switch contacts. Intermittent switch problem is solved"

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    Thomas Montague Jun 15, 2011

    good joke nobody explained how to get it back together.
    nothing seems to fit just right
    I have been trying for quite a while . what is the secret or give me a clue



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Why does my washing machine turn off once filled with water and starts agitating? I put a close pin in the lid and it stays running.

That button in back of the lid is a safety interlock switch that shuts the machine down if someone were to open the door while the agitator is moving or spinning. It appears that your switch is very nearly activated even with the lid closed so that any vibration sets it off. Maybe your lid, even when closed, has moved away from the switch for some reason, perhaps a loose door hinge. It is possible the the switch itself has started to fail as well. However, if you have room to stick a clothes pin between the button and the edge of the opening, it seems like it is so far out normally that it is ready to trip on the slightest movement of the machine.

I see by the model number of your machine that it is possible quite old. Try this. Close the lid and see if you can push it back towards the button switch to determine if it is rather loose on the hinges. Also, with the lid closed try to slip a table knife blade between the button and the door lid. The blade should not fit, and especially if it fits sloppy, your lid is probably out of position for some reason.

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Washer fill with water model # LA4800XTW0 then just sits there no agiate no spin water will then drain once switch is manually advanced. Lid switch problem? OR direct motor coupler?

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your post, if you mean manually advancing the timer it will drain, it's a coupler. If you mean manually activating the lid switch, it is the lid switch or lid switch strike.

( this is based on the most common Whirlpool, Estate, Kitchen-Aid, Roper, Kenmore, Inglis top-load washer, not necessarily applicable to ALL...based on the model provided, it cover's yours)

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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.
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Kenmore washer model 11025852400 - Stopped running after filling with water for the rinse cycle. Previous to that for the past couple months, it would intermittently not advance through the cycles while...

I would check your lid switch, first due to the frequency of use and the fact that it is the most common cause of these symptoms and least expensive to repair. The timer could cause a problem like this, but the likelihood of it occuring precisely every time the rinse cycle starts is not common. Usually when timers go bad, the washer will not start at all. Or, it will begin the wash cycle but never advance beyond the intial fill. If the washer fills and doesn't do anything, or stops right after the wash cycle and then does not advance to the rinse cycle or drain, this is commonly caused by a lid switch malfunctuion. 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") 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 the switch is not activated by a lid strike, it will activated by a hinge actuator located next to either the left or right lid hinge. You will need to remove the operator console in order to access this type of switch.

NOTE: On this type of lid switch the lid hinge has a small rod that is used as an acutator to toggle the switch. In many cases, you can adjust the rod by bending it if the switch is not making contact.

If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

If parts are needed, a replacement can be purchased on line at,,, All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all of them for the best price.

This is a very simple repair, that usually costs about $25 to $35 to repair yourself. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Won't drain or spin

Open and close lid, listen for 'clicking' sound. If no 'clicking' sound, this indicates a lid switch problem.
The lid switch on your machine, based upon the model number you provided, is hidden under the right side of the cabinet and is activated by the right lid hinge.
The first thing to check are the screws on the right lid hinge, if they come loose, (as they usually do) the switch will not activate properly. If this does not resolve the issue, proceed as follows:

1. Lift the console. Look in the back of the console, in each corner there will be a screw, unscrew until the console can be pushed forward.
2. You will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
3. There will be two brass colored clips. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver down and away from you and the clip will release.
4. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.

Inspect the switch for proper operation by moving the lever. Also check the lid hinge lever to insure proper pressure to the switch, bend if necessary.

If you need further assistance, let me know

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Replace a lid switch

To access the lid switch:
1.Remove the trim on either side by prying off from the top. Grasp the trim at the top and pull forward to expose to expose a screw.
2. You will find a lid switch connector (white in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
3. There will be two brass colored clips. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver down and away from you and the clip will release.
4. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.

If you need further assistance, let me know
The FixYa Team

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