My washer is locking/unlocking and wont start the cycle...it has made an awful loud grinding noise as well for a few minutes the last few times i used it...what could this be?
Answer Staci, The most common issue for door lock issues and noises like you described, is usually due to a faulty motor actuator W10006355 or a loose connection, the actuator contains sensors and relays information to the control and determines if the lid lock should or shouldn't be locked, if the signal is incorrect the latch can lock or unlock and keep the washer from starting as well as other intermittent operations. .
Is there anyway to bypass the lid lock on this model.
There is no way to bypass the lid lock on this unit. If the lock is not locking then you will need to replace the lock assembly.
Can I cross the lid switch? Which wires?
On this unit you would not be able to bypass the lid lock assembly and if the lid switch is bad would need to be replaced.
Where is the lid switch locator in Kenmore machine model 110-21102010 please?
Answer Hello Luis. The latch W10404050 is located under the front lip of the top panel of the washer in the center.
How do you install a new latch in this paticular washer. Part number AP5263307
To install the new latch you will need to raise the main top. To do this you will release a spring clip on either side of the front between the main top and the front panel. You will also need to raise the console which you will use a flat blade on either side under the endcaps to release the spring clip. Lift the console. Disconnect the wiring of the latch and take the screws out of the old latch that are holding it in place. Install in reverse.