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Lid switch problem/Whirlpool LSQ9549PW3

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#1 handymanbob

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:41 PM

More times than not, my washer will not begin to wash unless I give the far left corner of the lid a good smack. Seems that the lid switch is bad, but unlike my earlier model washer, this one does not have the easily accessible switch at the front of the washer (that you could just push down with a pen). Obviously, smacking the washer around isn't the right thing to do, so I need to fix it. I don't know if the switch is broke, or if there is some kind of actuating lever (or whatever) that may be out of alignment.
Where is the switch, how do I get to it, and how hard is it to replace?

Thanks!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:25 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

Many times---the 2 phillips screws on the left-side of the LID are loose---causing erratic spin cycle function.

Before ordering a new LID SWITCH ASSY---try tightening both of those screws---test the spin cycle again.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:37 PM

Thanks John.
It looks like you may be on to something. The screws on the lid, which looked like they were tight, required a couple of turns to tighten down. Once they were tightened, I could hear a loud, discernible "click" when I opened and closed the lid. The washer is running now, and seems to be working OK. I'll know for sure after a few more loads, but so far so good...

Edited by handymanbob, 02 September 2011 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:22 PM

Just another note on this subject: If the lid has been "caved in" from heavy objects or from using it as a ladder it can affect the lid switch operation. Sounds like you got it licked. :bigcoffee:





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