Washer filled but will not start with lid down or up.
Answer Hello Pamala. You will need to check and see if the lid switch is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Our washer will not rinse or spin. Could the problem be the Lid Switch Assembly?
Answer Hello Karla. Yes, if the lid switch is bad on the unit, it will prevent the unit from going into the spin cycle.
Is the washing machine lid switch a mercury switch?
Answer Hello Justin,
There is no mercury in the lid switch. It is a mechanical switch with a spring in it. When the lid is closed, the spring is compressed and the switch is closed electrically.