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.
My machine lid won't lock.
Answer Hello Stephen. Make sure the bezel is good. If so, you need to replace the lock W10404050 on the unit.
Turn on washer nothing comes on no led lights.
If there is no control display at all the most likely cause for the failure will be the main control board part number W10480614.