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Goofed the Whirlpool lid switch wiring?

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#1 gregger77

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

Hey there

This will probably qualify as the dumbest post today. I replaced the microswitch (Cherry E13) in the lid switch assembly on my Kitchenaid (Whirlpool) KAWE900S. Now, when it's time for the spin cycle, nothing happens until you open the lid.

Open the lid, spin. Close the lid, spin stops.

There are two wires on the switch: Violet and Gray. Is this is as simple as reversing the connections? Or is the switch assembly maybe wrong?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

either wire goes on the right side of the switch
the "other" wire, seems like you have it on the wrong left terminal ...

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

Looks like you have the "load" side of the circuit connected to the nc, or normally closed terminal of the switch. on a dryer this would turn on the light when the door is opened. Put the wire on the NO terminal and you be aight.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

Well, turns out I bought a Cherry E13 switch that is set up as NC. See picture attached.

(I guess there are different submodels of the E13). Even though there is a space for a NO contact, it's empty and there is only an NC and a COM contact.

I will see if I can move the contact itself out of the NC space and into the NO space; if not, I'll buy another switch.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

... if I can move the contact itself out of the NC space and into the NO space

I don't think so .. it's an internal mechanism
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