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Maytag washer model LAT 2500 AAE. Lid switch broken, washer will not run. Tab that lid presses in when lid closed is now missing. Instructions for replacement of switch (how to access). Thanks.

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  • lwalaspbg May 27, 2011

    Solved my own problem! Switch was not bad. Small retaining spring for off balance lever that connectes to lid-open actuatator assembly had broken. Obtained a similar spring at Ace Hardware and fixed problem. Had to take off front of washer, then open top of machine for access. To replace entire lid actuator assembly, here is part info:Unbalance Lever and Lid Switch Actuator Assembly: Number PS2019934 or Manufacturer Part Number 22001969, about $4.50 for assembly. $1.29 for spring at Ace Hardware. Hope this can help someone else.



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The right lid lock if broke does not need repair,the left side is the one that tells the machine lid is open,My right side does not work and I am not replacing it. If it is stuck in the lock position cut it at the latch

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To open the top of the Washer ther are two spring clips catches in the front holding the top closed. Use a putty knife to depress the spring catches. Slip the putty knife into the seam between the cabinet and the top. The catch is located on the left and right edge of the lid, about five inches in from each side. Depress the catch and lift the washer top, then depress the second catch. the top will hinge to the back of the washing machine. I think that the maytag neptune Fav series has two of the lid lock. a left and right and two magnets. but you will see them when you get it open .. be sure to unplug the washer before you do any work on it.. good luck and let me know how you do.. krazytech

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SOURCE: kenmore washer lid switch bypass failure.

HI. Check and see if you might have tripped the breaker. If there is a ground fault outlet close by. check that as well.
It sounds like you bypassed it properly. Try and reconnect the wires with the wire nut. Sometimes it doesn't connect properly.
I hope this helps you.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.


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Hi, You can get to the lid switch by removing the screws that hold the control panel to the cabinet. This model has a fuse included with the lid switch.
I hope this helps you.
Please let me knwo if I can assist you further.


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