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.