This Blomber washer repair guide offers step-by step instructions for replacing the lid switch/lock assembly for a top-load Blomber washer. The unit has a switch that detects whether the washer lid is open–if the lid is open then the Blomber washer won’t begin. It also has a lock that keeps the lid in place during the entire cycle. If the lid switch or lock isn’t working properly and the lamp for the lid flashes, your washer may require a new lid switch or lid lock. Since other issues can have the same symptoms, we recommend having a local washer repair expert identify the problem. 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 load. The lid is kept locked to protect you against the spin parts. Replacing the lock on the lid of top-loading Blomber washer
Turn off the power and water: Disconnect the power cord to the outlet on your wall. Turn off the valves for water supply to the Blomber washer. Make sure your hands are protected with gloves. Ask someone to assist you in moving your washer from the wall.
Lift the top panel: Tape the lid shut so it doesn’t flop open, damaging the console’s controls or your arms while you work. Take the Blomber washer forward, allowing access to the rear of the control console. Take off the top screws of the two hinge brackets that are on the back of the Blomber washer. Take the screw off the cover of the wire and pull it off of the Blomber washer. Slide the top panel forward by 1/2 inch and lift the top of the top panel about 1/4 inch. When the panel is slightly elevated, pull the panel back about one quarter of an inch to let it fall off the brackets. Lift the top panel and then place it against the wall in front of the Blomber washer.
Release the lid switch/lock assembly from the top panel: By using a 1/4-inch screw driver and remove the two mounting screws that secure the lid switch/lock assembly the top panel. The lid switch and lock assembly can be taken off from the top panel. The wire harness has the lid switch and lock assembly. Leave it hanging from the wire harness until. Make use of a slot screwdriver to unwind the wire harness from the clips that are on the bottom panel. Pry out the white plastic wire harness clip located on the back of the front panel. The wire harness is still attached to the control board for electronic devices inside the console. Take off the white plastic clip from the top panel–don’t remove the clip made of white plastic or remove the wire harness yet.
Open the control console: Lower the top panel and then place it on the top of the Blomber washer. Push the washer forward in order to access the back panel of the console. Take the two screws off the upper part of the back panel. To release the mounting clip, push the control panel inwards and slide a putty knife into the right-hand corner. To release the console follow the same procedure on the left. Set the console on the top of the Blomber washer.
The lid switch/lock has been turned off: Locate the connector for wire harness to the lid switch/lock . It is located on the back of the control board. Release the locking tab and take the lid switch/lock wire harness plug out of the receptacle of the control board’s electronic circuit. Thread the lid switch/lock assembly wire harness into the hole on the back of the top panel, where you have released the clip made of white plastic. The lid of the washer can be opened by lifting the tape. Remove the switch or lock for the washer’s lid out. The lid is then taped shut.
Install the new lid switch and lock assembly: Attach the console to its clips for mounting. Then, move the Blomber washer toward the wall behind. Lift the top panel and place it on the back wall in front of the Blomber washer. The wire harness’s end must be pushed into the hole in the top panel. The white plastic wire harness clip into the hole and fix it in place. The wire harness must be inserted into the side panel on the upper panel. Connect the wire harness by securing the clips to the edges of the panels on top. Position the lid switch/lock assembly on the top panel and secure it with mounting screws. Lower the top panel slowly. Set the brackets in motion by pushing the panel forward about one quarter inch until the panel falls and the brackets are engaged. Reverse the panel by one quarter of an inch to secure it flush with the frame. Release the clips and unlock the console to access the control board’s electronic circuit. Attach the wire harness to the connector of the electronic controller board. The locking tab should click into place.
Reinstall the console: The console should be placed on top of the top panel, and then install the mounting clips to fix it to the top panel. Install the screws on the top of the back panel, and then tighten them. Install the screws for the back panel and insert the screws back onto the top of the hinges that are on the rear of the control console. The screws must be tightened. Place the tabs on the left side of the wire cover in the slots, then line with the holes on the left side and put the mounting screw in. Secure the mounting screw to ensure that the wire cover is in place.
Restore power and water: Switch on the valves for water supply. Connect the Blomber washer to the outlet. Reinstall the Blomber washer to the original location. You’ll be able to replace the lid switch/lock assembly of top-load Blomber washer. If the lid switch or lock aren’t functioning properly, and the light for the lid lock is flashing, it may suggest a need for replacement.