My washer is does not start or do anything. I want to confirm it is not the lid switch. How can I bypass the lid switch with jumper wire. The switch has Black,white,red and yellow wires. Thank you
Answer Bahman, You should run a resistance check, for safety reasons. But, if the lid is down, and you jump from the blk wire,L1 to the yellow wire M, with a jumper the motor should run momentarily. If you put the timer dial in the final spin/drain and pull out the knob, if the motor does not start/run, you have a bad lid switch,. Be careful, this is a live voltage test, you don't want to short any components or yourself. Good Luck and Thanks
How do I do a good ohms test on the lid switch to make sure that is is bad?
Answer Hello Bob. The two terminals next to the plunger should read closed with the lid closed. If they are open, the switch is bad. Also the terminal next to the plunger and the third terminal should read closed with the lid closed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps.http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Instructions for installation?
Answer Hello. First you will need to disconnect the power to the machine. Then remove the screws holding the lid switch in place. Remove the back of the control panel. Take a flat blade putty knife and release the clips in the front of the washer to raise the top. Once the top is raised, change out the lid switch. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.