Question about Maytag Atlantis MAV6260AWW Top Load Washer

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Need some help!

I had a load of laundry running, full of water and the cycle had started. I opened the lid to throw in another towel and it shut off when I opened the lid. When I closed the lid the washing machine would not run. We tried turning the knob in various places in the cycle and nothing worked.

Any thoughts on how to fix this problem?

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  • beck1583 Jun 03, 2008

    I took the lid off and pushed the lid switch in and nothing happened. Could that mean that the lid switch has gone bad?

  • beck1583 Jun 03, 2008

    Is replacing a lid switch something an average person could do or will I need a call a technician?

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I have checked the circuit breaker for the house and then checked the lid switch. Nothing happened except I could see a plastic part move beneath the back of the lid area on the washer side. I can't feel a switch.

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Sounds like the lid open switch got stuck..check that with a chopstick or something like that, to ensure that it's not stuck. won't run if that switch is stuck in 'open ' position.

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    Patrick Michaels Jun 03, 2008

    send for the technicians squad

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Thanks so much Wiz!! Your solution worked for me. The water went in fine, but machine would not start in any position. I just took a "wooden nail cleaner" and pushed on the LID BUTTON a few times...woohoo... machine is now washing. Must of been stuck like you said. You made my week!!!!

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Most likely the lid switch. Take a pen or popsicle stick and press down the where the lid switch is. You may need a new one. If you do this and it works be careful as it can be dangerous when it goes to spin.

Sgt 48

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

  • Andrew Lauder Jun 03, 2008

    I think that might be your problem, had someone who had that same exact issue today.

    sgt 48

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