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How to fix the following problem- the lid lock light keeps flashing; the washer will not operate

I bought the machine last August.

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Tom Zwiebel

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SOURCE: lid closing will not allow machine to operate.

check the lid hinge on the LH side. the screws will come loose and then will not always engage the lid switch.
tighten the screws and if you need to you can reach under the top where the hinge is and bend it backwards to get it to engage the switch. usually the screws will take care of it.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: turn on washer and lights come on and sensing

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Posted on Nov 01, 2011

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SOURCE: Washer doesnt drain

Suds Detection


Sd is displayed when the machine/motor control, by analyzing drag on the basket, detects a suds-lock condition, and is steady on while the control then runs a mini-clean out cycle. If the clean out cycle is unable to correct the over-sudsing problem, the cycle ends and Sd flashes in the display. This may signify:
Excessive detergent usage.
Basket cannot engage during drain step.
Mechanical friction on drive mechanism, not allowing basket to engage.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

SOURCE: I have a wtw5600xw0 Whirlpool washer. When I press the start button the sensing light and lid lock lights turn on. Then after a few seconds the lid lock light goes off and the sensing light stays fl

Swich off the machine, try some WD40 on the door mechanism (on machine lock, not on the door) and open & shut for a minute or two. Then try the machine, spin only just to try.

Rate pl, if solved, or dont!

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Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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SOURCE: lid is not locking properly, washer sensor is overfilling, and the washer wont spin

Check door switch: If the lid switch is bad it will not drain or spin. Try this test: With lid open let it finish wash cycle. Press lid switch down with screwdriver. Washer should begin draining. Release switch. Motor should stop. Press switch a second time. Washer should start spinning as it continues to drain. If motor doesn't come on while lid switch is pressed, replace the switch. OR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q942xn_2VXY
Pl click if helped.

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