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My washing machine is filling with water then pauses then drains but dose nothing eles. Wat is the problem?


Need more information, however, there are a few things that could cause this, a bad lid switch could be the cause. In some washers the washer will drain if it does not see the lid closed, or the lid switch activated, and it will drain as a safety precaution from flooding or standing water. Check the lid switch.

Jul 24, 2016 | Washing Machines

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Can i bypass the lid lock on a amana washer model ntw4605ew


Can you do it? Yes.
Do I recommend it? NO.
The lid lock it to prevent injury to the people near the washer, as without it stopping the machine, the agitator will turn with the lid open.
So.
If you will open the top up, you should see the lid switch, and you should see the electric wires attached to it.
With the machine unplugged, you can disconnect the wires to the lid switch and attach them to themselves, and the lid switch will then be by-passed.

May 10, 2016 | Amana Washing Machines

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How can you disconnect the lid switch so the washer works when the lid is open? I am asking this because the switch has failed, and I want to bypass it, not fix it.


by passing the lid sw is ok if owner is only on that uses it . but this sw is there for a reason .( I think you know why . ) if you by pass it it may save yor a small part cost . but what if you open the lid and its still spinning and your hand or arm gets caught in it . and in some cases i know of the agitator and come loose and damaged the lid but the machine did stop . hope this helped mm

Oct 13, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Can I use a kenmore 90 washer with a shorted lid switch connector


If you by-pass the lid switch and the washer begins to work, the switch is bad. If you choose not to replace the switch, the washer will not shut off when you open the lid. You will have to stop the timer each time you need to open the lid during the wash cycle to prevent possible injury. It is strongly recommended that you do not by-pass any safety features on your washer as this can cause possible injuries to someone. A replacement lid switch only costs about $20 to $30, so its not a an expensive repair item,

The following link explains how to replace one:

https://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

A replacement lid switch can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices differ between sites so shop and compare. Replacement usually takes 30 minutes or less, so its also a quick repair job.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back with a complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know.

If this advice does not help you enough, repairclinic.com has a Repair Manual you can order to assist you with all your repairs. The part number is 1170635 and is priced at about $20. Searspartsdirect.com also has a repair manual for about the same price. Part number 4314044L. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Jun 07, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore washer fills up with water but does not work


You may find that the saftey switch on the door is not working.Unplug the washer and disconnect the wires at the switch and join them together. This will by-pass the switch and make it think that the lid is closed and safe to operate. Plug the washer back in and see if it works, if it does then you have found the problem. However if you have children, you may want to replace the switch, as it will not stop when the lid is opened.

Nov 07, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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My LSQ8243H filled up with water and stopped. The timer doesn't respond in any position. Is there a reset on this model. I've tried using a pen to activate the lid switch. It's full of water right now,...


Check your lid switch. If the washer fills and agitates, but stops at the rinse cycle, or, if the washer fills, then stops and will NOT drain, this is a common symptom of a lid switch malfunction. The following link explains how to access and/or replace one:

https://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug.

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The part number for the model you have listed is 3949247. The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between these sites, so shop around for the best price.

This is a very simple repair, but if you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: You do not need to drain the washer to replace the switch. However, if you still want to drain the washer, you can by-pass the lid switch in the following way:

1. Unplug the washer and open the operator console. (Refer to the link I provided above).

2. With the console open, locate the lid switch plug that is connected to the timer and unplug it.

3. Remove the exterior washer case enough to allow access to the lid switch under the top panel.

4. Remove the lid switch.

5. With the lid switch in your hand, cut the connector plug off the end, leaving about two inches of wire.

6. Cut the green wire (center wire) flush and take the two remaining wires (black) and splice together. Use a wire lug or electrical tape to shield. You have now made yourself a by-pass plug.

7. Take this by-pass plug and plug it back into the timer. The lid switch is now by-passed.

8. Reinstall cabinet and console.

CAUTION: The lid switch is a designed safety feature that prevents the wash tub from turning with the lid open. With the switch by-passed, this creates a hazard to the consumer. This is NOT to be considered a permanent fix. Use as a temporary means to drain the washer and use while awaiting replacement parts. Since the washer will not shut off with the lid open, use the timer to stop the washer BEFORE opening the washer lid.

Nov 04, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Spin safety switch not properly calibrated


Well if you can push the switch in by hand the switch is ok no need to replace.Depending on what type of actuator you have it may be that you could put a washer or two behind it to shim it out making it longer and more able to hold in the switch, Just a thought.

Aug 29, 2009 | Kenmore 2.1 cu. ft. Portable Top Load...

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Lid switch is out


I would recommend you replace the lid switch rather than by-passing it. The following link explains how:

https://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

The lid switch is a safety feature that is to protect the consumer from the high speed rotation of the wash tub and the agitator. If you by-pass it, you will need to push in the timer PRIOR to opening the lid in order for the tub to stop. I would recommend by-passing as a last resort (temporary repair) while awaiting a new switch.

To by-pass a lid switch, follow the steps in the link provided to open the console. Make sure the washer is UNPLUGGED. Locate the white lid switch connector and unplug it. Remove the washer exterior case and remove the lid switch from under the washer casing. With the lid switch in your hand, cut the connector plug off, leaving about 2 inches of wire. Remove the green (center wire) from the plug and crimp the two black wires together. You have just made yourself a by-pass plug. Plug this back into the connector on the timer and the washer will now operate without the lid switch.

As I stated before, you will need to push in the timer prior to opening the lid to stop the tub. You can save the plug for future use, but use only as a temporary fix.

Replacement switches are available at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, repairclinic.com, and pcappliancerepair.com. They don't cost much and I provided you with easy instructions to follow.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 06, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Washer won't spin,rinse,or drain


BAD LID SWITCH,YOU CAN REPLACE IT OR BY PASS IT,REMOVE THE 2 CONSOLE HEAD SCREWS ONE ON EACH SIDE,FLIP THE TOP UP,YOU WILL SEE THE LID SWITCH JACK,YOU CAN CUT THE 2 OUTSIDE WIRES AND PUT THEM TOGETHER WITH A WIRE NUT AND PLUG BACK IN,YOU HAVE NOW BY PASSED THE LID SWITCH AND YOUR GOOD TO GO-MIKE

Mar 02, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Wont spin or drain.


Check your lid switch. It may be loose or not making good contact. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part number 3949247). For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

https://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

You can by-pass the lid switch to drain the water by performing the following:

1. Unplug the washer and remove the console and case.
2. Unplug the lid switch connector from the timer and remove the entire lid switch assembly from under the washer case.
3. With the old lid switch assembly in hand, cut the square white connector plug off the end leaving about 2 to 3 inches of wire.
4. Clip the middle wire (green, or green and yellow) flush leaving the two black wires. Strip the wire ends and twist together using a wire nut or wire crimp. You have now made yourself a by-pass plug.
5. Plug the by-pass into the lid switch receptacle on the timer and place washer case back in place.
6. Plug unit back in and move the selector know to the final spin cylce. Pull the start knob and the washer should begin to drain.

It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT run the washer for exended periods of time with the lid switch by-passed as this is a designed safety feature of the washer. And, for your own safety, do not run the washer with the exterior case removed.

This is a simple and inexpensive repair. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.

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