Did not want to disect the entire machine to get at the lid switch. Couldn't figure out how to get the corner covers off so I figured we would continue to slam the lid until that no longer worked and then "call the guy". Thanks.
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Washer not starting Cycle: I would have to slam the washer lid before the washer recognized the lid was shut. What I did to fix: 1. Ref the link below for Schematics http://blog.kennyluong.com/Tricking-A-Maytag-Bravos-Washer/ 2. Looking at the Lid Lock section of the Schematic: Place a jumper between pins 2 and 3 of J15 This engages the 1st switch (Lid Lock) so, I don't have to slam the lid anymore 3. Since my Lock switch (2nd switch), which is engaged with a magnetic, is working, my work is done. If you find that your machine is still not starting the cycle, you will need to replace the Lid Lock mechanism or ref the above link for temp bypass.
is the lid up during the filling process? the new washers will not agitate unless the lid is down. no need to slam the lid.. There is no pin to push the activator switch.. they are controlled with a magnet...
The same thing happened here. It turned out to be the lid switch. It
can be accessed by taking off the back plate (behind the controls) by
unscrewing three screws and two screw bolts -simple.
the lid switch and tested it with an ohm meter - instructions are on
this site. You should have continuity across machine-motor, as well as
across machine -line. (These are labeled on the switch).
don't have a meter and you still want to see if that's the problem,
after you have removed the lid switch, short the machine and line
connectors, (you'll see these labeled on the lid switch so you'll be
able to figure out which wires go with what) as well as shorting the
machine and motor connectors. Both of these need to be shorted. That
bypasses the switch and will activate the motor and controls.
what I did to confirm that it was all a "lid switch " problem. I
ordered a lid switch from this site for $24.95 for the repair, and will
use the "shorting process" to do a couple of loads of wash as I wait
three days to get the switch. Good luck.