How can I fix the "lid closed" lever? I was able to put a heavy bottle on the lid and it would work, then 2 bottles, etc. Now I have to push on the lid with my body or push the "lever" with my finger for it to work. How can I fix this so I can go and do other things while I get laundry done? Thank you in advance!!
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Re: Push on lid to get the washer to work.
The item you are talking about is called the "lid switch". It is not normal to have to place anything on top of the switch in order for it to work properly. In fact, you may have caused more damage than good. The switch has to be replaced and runs about $35 US. Don't know what it would cost up north. If you decide to replace yourself, let me know and I can give you step-by-step tips.
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If you want to reset the toner bottle, open the front cover, lift up on the green toner handle, push the lever in to slide out the toner hopper, pull out the toner bottle, give it 1 or 2 gentle shakes, and put it back in the hopper. Then push the hopper closed until it snaps into place, push the handle back down, and close the front door.
I just had the same problem. I figured that there must be a lever that gets pushed in when the lid closes and sure enough there's a square hole in the vent area (look in the area below the serial number) and in that is a small lever is that gets pushed down by the piece that's attached to the lid. For some reason, it's not pushing it down far enough or the lever has bent and it doesn't connect. My only solution (for now) was to jam a pencil into the lever to push it down all the way and sure enough, it worked. I'm sure there's a better, more permanent (and more attractive) way to repair this, but for now, it works and I need to print out 60 copies of an event program for tomorrow night! Good luck!
Hi Curtis: File a class-action suit against the Whirlpool company. There is something wrong with the electronic module that tells the washer to shut down during the rinse cycle.
If you pause, lift the lid, pour in about 3 gallons of water into the tub, close the lid, push start, the washer should continue without having to wear out your fingers pushing the buttons. The buttons will eventually be pushed down into the control panel and you will have to use a pencil to reach them.
Also helps to have a nice cool bottle of regular beer (not the light stuff) before you start the load, the washing duty will work out much smoother. Good Luck.
i would be concerned teh the door/lid switch is not being activated, or is loosing contact withthe swtch mid wash causing unit to shut off. unitll the lid is lifted and closed to make better contact.. tyhe activator for the lid switch is actually the underside of the lefthand lid hinge. so if your able toreah under the lid while open you feel the metal lever, as you push and pull hte lid youll feel the lever move as well. with a hollow shafted screwdriver/1/4 nutdriver. place the driver over the metallever andslightly bend it toward the rear of the uni, so it makes better contact with the switch mounted tothe underside of the main top assembly
ck lid screws especially on newer models on these the lid switch is located left rear corner just behind lid hinge if switch is on right side close lid slowly and listen for click if none heard try pressing down on lid at switch location if washer starts replace switch if switch lever broke change switch..on other type switch lower lid slowly and listen for click if none heard and hinge screws ok raise lid and push lid hinge toward back slightly and try again still no click raise console switch is on left and just snaps in place
must be a whirpool or kenmore shut lid try pressing down on left rear corner be sure lid hinge screws are tight then raise lid on left corner under top out of sight you will feel small lever push toward back of washer slightly and then try again also if lid center has popped down push up slightly in center till lid pops back up sen it happen once where washer would not spin