Lid lock quit working, replaced lid lock assembly, worked several days and quit working again. what could cause this.
Answer Appliance doctor,
The most likely cause for the lid lock failing in short time would be either the door lock latch jamming when the lock is locking or a faulty control board.
I push start and after the machine senses the load the lid lock light flashes. The lid is locked and the cycle stops and the light is continuously blinking. It will not do anything past this point.
This issue sounds like it would be caused by a lid latch assembly. To test the lid lock you will need to access the wiring diagram in the console of the unit and run the Lid lock test on page 9. If the lid lock test fails then you will need to check the lid lock mechanism for obstruction or binding. Repair that as necessary. Unplug the washer remove the console to access the main control board. Visually check that the J15 connector is inserted all the way into the main control. If the visual check passes then remove the connector from J15 main control board. With an ohmmeter, verify the lid lock resistance values across the following J15 connector pins: Lock switch solenoid Resistance should be between 85-155 ohms measured between pins 1 and 3 of J15 connector Lock switch If locked should be 0 ohms resistance and if unlocked should show open circuit measured between the J15 pin 3 to 4. Lid switch Lid closed should read 0 ohms and lid open should show an open circuit from connector J15 pins 3 to 2.
What part number do we need to order for the lid lock assembly for this model?
Answer Katy, I've found models MVWX500XW2, MVWX600XW2, and MVWX700XW2. The manufactured replacement lid lock is part number W10404050. Thanks.
The washer seems to stay stuck in sensing mode and will not drain and spin.
Answer Hello Anthony,
You will need to put the unit into the diagnostic mode. This will be explained on the tech sheet in a plastic bag taped to the inside of the cabinet. It is easiest accessed by raising the main top and opening the ziplock bag it is in so it can be put back when you are finished. This way it will e there if ever needed again.
My washer lights the green start light when I push the button and the lid lock red light flashes, but never locks. Does this mean a bad lid switch? Is there a way to bypass it until I can get a new one installed? I have seen videos on how to bypass 3 wire ones, but this one has 4. They are yellow, blue, white, and red.
Answer Hello Brian,
While it may be possible to bypass the lid switch W10404050, it is not advisable since you can damage the electronics on the unit. The issue is that the control has to see the lid open between wash cycles or it will set up a fault code and not operate all over again. It does this by the use of a dual switch and the one side is only used to inform the electronic control that the lid has been opened since the last cycle. This is also a Kenmore unit which means that Sears employees are the only ones that can pull technical information such as the wiring diagram.
Lid will not lock.
Answer Hello Derrick. If the unit tries to run, but the lid does not lock, you will need to order and replace the lid lock assembly W10404050 on the unit.
My washer will not fill just keeps locking and unlocking will changing the lid lock fix this issue?
Answer Hello Rena. If the lid lock is not working on the unit, you will need to order and replace the lid switch assembly on the unit.