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I have Maytag Washmachine Model# XXXXX came home &

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I have Maytag Washmachine Model# XXXXX came home & the lock lid light was flashing..I can open the lid even with the lid light flashing..There were no clothes in the washing machine....

What should I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using this service.

Can you double check that model, that unit does not show a lid locking system. I just want to make sure I am looking at the correct unit.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
Ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX had numerous issues with this lid locking system and have come out with a better kit to replace it.

TEST #8: Lid Lock
Perform the following checks if the washer does not lock (or unlock).
1. Perform the Lid Lock test under Manual Test Mode on page 9. The following steps assume that this step was unsuccessful.
2. Check lid lock mechanism for obstruction or binding. Repair as necessary.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Remove console to access main control.
5. Visually check that the J15 connector is inserted all the way into the main control.
 If visual check passes, go to step 6.
 If connector is not inserted properly, reconnect J15 and repeat step 1.
6. Remove connector J15 from main control. With an ohmmeter, verify lid lock resistance values shown below across the following J15

J15-1 - J15-3 should read 85-155 ohms
J15-3 - J15-4 should read 0 ohms locked and open circuit unlocked
J15-3 - J15-2 should read 0 Ohms closed and open circuit with lid open

If resistance values are good, go to step 7.
 If switch measurements do not match the values shown in the table for unlocked (or locked) condition, a problem exists in the
lid lock. Replace the lid lock mechanism.
7. If the preceding steps did not correct the lock problem, replace the main control.
a. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
b. Replace the main control.
c. Reassemble all parts and panels.
d. Plug in washer or reconnect power. Calibrate
washer and perform Automatic Test to verify repair.

Here is a link to the new lid lock kit that replaces yours. You can read the bulletin on this issue.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Your answer was very detailed and helpful..Thank You...I was trying to give you a 4 star rating, but after I clicked on the 1st star, it would not let me click on any more of the stars...So, again I want to give you a 4 star rating...

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 years ago.
Ok no problem, I will let customer service know..thanks

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