I am still determined to try and check everything I can before plunging in and buying parts.
I dug up some vague information that the lid switch could also blow if there was a problem with the motor. This makes sense because the lid switch prevents the motor from running by interrupting power to it. And by such reasoning if something was shorted on the way from the lid switch to the motor, it would seem possible it could blow the lid switch fuse.
But I am just theory based on marine electronics installation and very basic trouble shooting methods, not an appliance repair expert.
Most marine electronic components come with a flow chart of tests to eliminate the obvious, and find the problem. They also generally provide illustrated details to the installation tech on how to perform diagnostic tests. And even have phone support.
Not so with Maytag.
My Washer motor runs great in spin. Therefore I know the motor works, but could some of the switching on the way to the motor be faulty, thus causing a lid switch fuse blow?