Can you bypass the lid switch on a Kenmore washer?
The lid switch on your Kenmore washer completes the electrical circuit when the lid is closed. If you do not have a volt-ohm meter, you can bypass the lid switch using a jumper wire to simulate the connection to the washer wiring harness.
How much does it cost to replace a washing machine lid switch?
Washer Lid Switch Repair Cost If the switch on your washing machine lid is broken, the washer probably isn’t recognizing that the door is closed and won’t start the cycle. Replacing a switch for a washer isn’t costly and runs between $90 and $150.
Can you bypass a washer lid switch?
Most washing machines come equipped with a lid switch. This switch performs the same function, but the lid must be locked in place for the machine to wash. A simple bypass for the first type of lid switch is to simply jam a piece of wood into the switch, causing it to activate the solenoid.
Can I bypass the lid switch on my washer?
What does the lid switch do on a washing machine?
The lid switch indicates to the washing machine when it is safe to proceed to the next cycle, particularly when that cycle is possibly hazardous, such as the agitate or spin cycle. If the switch is broken, the machine interprets that as the lid is open, and will not progress to the next cycle.
Where is the lid switch on a Kenmore washer?
Lift the lid of the washer to release the old lid switch. I removed the two screws on the back of the control panel. The control panel then flips back. The switch is on the left side.
Why is my washer stuck on lid lock?
– Lock striker that presses down on the lid switch may be out of alignment. – A piece of lint or washing machine detergent has built up over time and hinders the locking of the lid. – The control board sees an open lid switch when it attempts to lock.
How do you change the lid on a Kenmore washer?
The package will contain one lid switch. You will need to access the back of the washer, and remove the two Phillips screws that hold the top back panel in place. Slide the panel forward to release. Use your nut driver to loosen the screw that holds the ground wire in place. Lift the lid of the washer to release the old lid switch.
Where is the switch on a Kenmore washer?
Locate the lid switch wiring harness on the rear of the top panel. Grasp the wiring harness connector with your fingers and pull it away from the lid switch plug. Strip a 1/4-inch of insulation from each end of your jumper wire with a pair of wire strippers. Plug the washer power cord into the wall outlet.
Is there a way to bypass the Kenmore lid switch?
The best way to test the lid switch is with a volt-ohm meter. If you do not have a volt-ohm meter, you can bypass the lid switch using a jumper wire to simulate the connection to the washer wiring harness. Unplug the Kenmore washer power cord from the wall outlet.
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