Author Topic: CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?  (Read 619 times)

Offline itsastarr

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CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?
« on: April 27, 2013, 09:28:45 AM »
Was  curious  if you could bypass the magnetic GE  door switchs?   :thanks:

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Re: CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 09:39:15 AM »
If you just want to run with the lid open for testing, use a magnet.  If you want to permanently bypass it, snip the wires and use a wire nut.  Of course, that's not recommended because of safety.

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Re: CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 11:39:39 AM »
On some units that circuit has to open or else it will not start a new cycle. As a temp fix I once wired in a dryer door switch and told the customer to simply push the button and release to start new wash.

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Re: CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 12:28:26 PM »
I use a magnetron magnet when testing these washers. Or if I forget it,  I just unscrew the lid magnet and place it on the plastic sensor thing.

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Re: CAN YOU BYPASS the top load GE magnetic switchs?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 07:41:33 AM »
I have bypassed em before. And to reset the machine I just touched the 2 wires together several times and added a wire nut.
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