The lid switch assembly consists of 2 magnetically operated switches, enclosed in a plastic housing. One switch controls AC voltage and the other DC voltage.
The lid switch assembly is located under the cover/ lid assembly at the right front corner of the lid recess. The switch assembly is held to the underside of the cover by a latch plate and a Phillips-head screw.
The switch assembly is a safety feature that prevents washing or spinning when the lid is open. Both switches are closed by a magnet attached to the lid. When the lid is shut, the magnet will cause both switches to close, allowing normal functions to occur. When the lid is opened, both switches will open, which will prevent washing or spinning.
If the lid switch:
• Is closed, it will provide 120 VAC to the inverter/ motor assembly at pin 6 of the C2 connector.
• Is open, agitation and spin will not occur, the control will beep and display lid to signal the lid should be closed.
• Was opened during a cycle, left open and the timer finished the cycle, when the lid is closed again, the inverter completes a spin algorithm to ensure the mode shifter is de-energized.
• Is open, the ATC will be disabled during the time the lid is open.
• Opens during agitation, the control will keep the mode shifter energized. When the lid switch closes while still in agitation, the washer will resume agitation.
• Opens during the execution of the mode shifter agitate program, the control will stop the agitate program and drop the mode shifter voltage to 0 VDC. When the lid switch is closed again, the control will run the mode shifter spin program and then re-run the agitate program from the beginning.
• Opens during the mode shifter spin program, the control will stop the spin program. When the lid is closed again, the control will run the spin program from the beginning.
• Lid switch openings are not retained in memory if power is interrupted.
• As a safety measure, the inverter control monitors lid openings by recording motor run sequences. If the control runs 4 continuous agitation/spin cycles (usually 2 complete wash cycles) WITHOUT seeing the lid switch open, it will shut down the motor and initiate a lid switch error code. This error will prevent the motor from operating until the problem is repaired.
To access the lid switch assembly, it is necessary to remove the cover/lid assembly. (See Cover/Lid Assembly.) To release the switch assembly from the cover/lid assembly requires opening the lid and pressing the lock tabs on the latch plate outward and removing the Phillips-head screw. A plastic compression tab attaches the switch wire harness to the cover/lid assembly. The switch assembly can then be removed from the cover/lid.
In this photo of a GE Profile washer we point out the location of the pressure hose, suspension rods, platform, inverter, drain pump, motor, belt, motor pulley and drive pulley.
Q: When we open the door on our Whirlpool WED4800XQ1 dryer it stops running but we can still see the glow and feel the heat from the element because it does not stop heating. What can we do to fix this problem?
A: The heating element is probably shorted out to the case and needs to be replace. I would use a multimeter to check for continuity between the element terminals and the heater case to see if it’s grounded out. If it is grounded out to the case then you will need to replace the heating element.
A less likely case would be a faulty motor switch. In that case you would need to replace the motor.
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