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The lid locked light is flashing and washer will not start.

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The lid locked light...

The lid locked light is flashing and washer will not start. I held the button for three seconds, but that did not help. I checked "Troubleshooting" in the manual and the lid is closed and the washer is not spinning (hasn't been used for a couple of days). Now what?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Maytag top loading washer, Model #MVWC415EW, purchased 2-15-16.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Depending on what is needed.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

The machine is under warranty and had an electronic control replaced on 11-1-17. It has been working well since then.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 8 months ago
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My name is Woody.
I`m sorry to hear that your having issues!
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

Give me a minute or two to pull up information on this model

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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 8 months ago

If the lid lock light is flashing you have a failed lid lock assembly.

And if the unit was purchased on 2/15/2016 it is also out of the manufactures warranty.

The lid lock switch assembly will need to be replaced .

Do you by chance have an extended warranty with some one other then the manufacture?

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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 8 months ago

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