The Amana washer maintenance guide offers step-by step instructions on how to replace the lid switch/lock assembly for a top load Amana washer. The appliance includes a switch to determine whether the lid of the washer is open. If the lid open, the Amana washer won’t begin. The unit also comes with a lock that keeps the lid secure during the cycle. If the lid switch or lock fails to function properly and the lid lock light flashes, the washer might require a replacement switch for the lid or lid lock. We suggest that you consult a local washer technician identify any other issues. If the lid switch/lock assembly is faulty, replace the assembly with a manufacturer-approved washer part. This repair guide addresses the vertical modular washers. Vertical modular washers come with a spin cycle at super-high speed that draws water out of the. The lid is secured to safeguard you from the spinning parts.
Replacing the lock on the lid of top-load Amana washers
Shut off the electricity and water: Disconnect the power cord to the outlet on your wall. The water supply valves must be shut off for the Amana washer. Wear gloves that protect your hands. Request assistance from someone else to move the washer away from the wall.
The top panel must be lifted: Cover the lid with tape so that it does not open and result in damage to the control console. To reach the console’s back you need to pull the Amana washer towards you. The screws that hold the top of the Amana washer’s back together have been taken off. Take the screw off the cover of the wire and lift it off of the Amana washer. Slide the top panel approximately 1/2 inch forward and then raise the front panel about a quarter inch. While the panel is still slightly raised, pull the panel back about one quarter of an inch to release it from the brackets. The top panel can be lifted and positioned against the wall behind Amana washer.
Remove the lid switch/lock from the top panel: Using a 1/4 inch nut driver, take out the two mounting screws that secure the lid switch/lock to the top panel. Release the lid switch/lock assembly from the top panel. The lid switch and lock assembly is still connected to the wire harness. It is best to let it hang on wire harness. To remove the wire harness clips from the top panel employ an slot screwdriver. The white wire harness clip is located at the back of the panel. The wire harness remains connected to the electronic control board in the console. The plastic clip with the white color must be taken off from the top of the panel. Do not pull or remove the wire harness just yet.
Open the control console: Lower the top panel, and place it on top of the Amana washer. To get access to the console’s front panel, push the washer towards the front. The two screws at the top of the back panel are taken out. To remove the mounting clip to release the console, pull the control panel forward and place a knife in the right-hand corner. To let the console go do the same process to the left. Place the console on top of the Amana washer.
Remove the lid switch/lock assembly: Locate the wire harness connection to the lid switch/lock assembly at the back of the control panel. Release the locking tab, and then take the wire harness plug for the lid switch/locking system from the control board’s receptacle. The wiring for the lid switch/lock assembly harness must be threaded into the hole in the back of the top panel. Lift the lid of the washer by dislodging the tape. Switch the lock on the lid of the washer out. The lid is then taped shut.
Install the new lid switch and lock assembly: Snap the console back into the mounting clips. Then, move the Amana washer near the back wall. Lift the top of the panel and set it up against the wall in the back in front of the Amana washer. Then, push the end of the wire harness into the hole located at the bottom of the panel. Push the white plastic wire harness clip into the hole and snap it into place. The wire harness needs to be routed through the side panel on the top panel. Connect the wire harness using the clips on the sides of the top panels. The lid switch and lock assembly should be positioned onto the top panel. Fix it with the mounting screws. Lower the top panel. Set the brackets in motion by pulling the panel inwards about quarter inch until the panel falls and the brackets become engaged. To ensure that the panel is to the frame, pull the panel back about a quarter inch. To gain access to the control board’s electronic circuit release the clips and lift the console. Connect the wire harness to the appropriate connector of the controller board. Make sure the locking tab snaps in place.
Reinstall the console: Place the console on the top of the panel and snap the mounting clips into place to secure the console onto the top panel. Install the screws on top of back panel and secure them.
Reinstall the back panel screws: The screws should be inserted back into the top of the hinges at the rear of the control console. Lock the screws tightly. Put the tabs on left side of the cover into the slots and then line with the holes on the left and insert the mounting screw. Secure the wire cover by tightening the screw that is used to mount it.
The valves that supply water to restore power and water: Connect the Amana washer to the outlet. Then, return the Amana washer to its original position. You’ll now be able to swap out the lock and lid switch assembly of a top-load Amana washing machine. If your lid lock or switch aren’t working correctly, and the light for the lid lock is flashing, it may indicate the need for replacement.