How to bypass the washing machine lid lock
- Switch off the washing machine and unplug the appliance from the socket.
- Find the mounting pins and / or screws that hold the top horizontal plate down.
- Locate the lid lock switch on the underside of the top cover and where it fits into the device.
- Put the lid back on and plug the washing machine back into the wall socket.
The Amana washing machine does not spin. The lid switch ensures that the washing machine does not work when the lid is open. If the lid switch turns off, the dial will not rotate. If the drive is overloaded, the motor coupling cannot protect both the motor and the gearbox.
2 - Press and hold the END CYCLE / SIGNAL CYCLE (s) button (s) for 20 seconds, this should reset the washing machine and turn off the flashing light. Important tip: Never change your washing machine settings when it has already started a wash cycle, as this can cause the lid lock to flash.
If the door or lid does not open at the end of the cycle, the locking mechanism may not work properly. Most rings have a manual release to unlock the mechanism and allow you to open the door or lid. The trigger is usually accessible under the door lock or, on some models, from inside the soap dispenser housing.
How to install a jumper to bypass the lid switch on a hot tub washer. Troubleshooting your spa washer may require you to use the washer with the lid open. In order for the washing machine to perform a complete wash with the lid open, a jumper must be installed in the lid circuit.
Once you have access to the control panel, you will see a socket in the center that goes into the washing machine, or on some models you will see the lid on the left.
How to unlock the lid:
Reach inside the front and locate the bottom of the door switch / locking mechanism. There is a teardrop tab at the bottom of the door switch / lock. Gently pull the tab down about 1/4 inch or until you hear a click. The door can now be opened.