The Bosch washer repair manual will walk you through the steps of changing the lid lock and switch on a top-load Bosch washer. The assembly has a sensor that can detect whether the washer lid is opened. If the lid is open it means that the Bosch washer won’t start. The lid is secured throughout the cycle with an lock. If the lid switch or lock fails to function properly, and the lid lock light flashes, the washer might require a new lid switch or lid lock. It is recommended that you let 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 covers the vertical modular washers. Vertical modular washers employ the super-fast spin cycle which removes water from the load; the lid is secured to protect you from spinning parts that are fast.
Replacing the lock on the lid of a top-load Bosch washer
Switch off the electricity and water: Unplug the power cord to the wall outlet. Shut off the water supply valves to the Bosch washer. Make sure your hands are protected with gloves. Request assistance from someone else to remove the washer off the wall.
The top panel needs to be lifted: The lid should be taped shut so that it doesn’t open and cause damage to the console. Pull the Bosch washer forward to reach the rear of the control console. The screws on the top that hold the Bosch washer’s back to the console are taken off. Remove the wire cover and remove the screw. Move the top panel forward about half an inch . Then, raise the front of the top panel up about one quarter of an inch. The panel should remain slightly elevated and push it back by about a quarter inch to take off the brackets. Then, lift the top panel and prop it against the wall to hide the Bosch washer.
Take the lid switch and lock off the top panel: By using a 1/4″ driver, pull out the 2 mounting screws which secure the lid switch and lock to the top panel. The lid switch/lock assembly is able to be taken off from the top panel. The lid switch/lock assembly is still attached to the wire harness. Let it hang on the wire harness for a while. Use a slot screwdriver to remove the wire harness from the clips on the side of the top panel. Remove the white plastic wire harness clip on the back of the panel’s front. The wire harness remains connected to the electronic control board in the console. Unclip the white plastic clip from the top of the panel. Don’t take off the plastic clip in white or remove the wire harness yet.
Open the console: Take care to lower the top panel, and place it on the top of the Bosch washer. To get access to the console’s front panel, pull the washer towards the front. Take the two screws off the upper part of the back panel. To unclip the mounting clip, push the control panel forward and place a knife in the right-hand corner. Repeat on the left side to remove the console. Set the console on upper part of the Bosch washer.
Remove the lid switch/lock: Locate the wire harness connection for the lid switch and lock assembly on the back of the control panel. Release the locking tab and take the lid switch/lock wire harness plug from the receptacle on the control board’s electronic circuit. The lid switch/lock assembly wire harness must be threaded into the hole located at the back of the top panel. Release the tape on the lid and lift the washer lid. Switch the lock on the lid of the washer out. The lid is then taped shut.
Install the new lid switch/lock assembly: Snap the console back into the mounting clips. Move the Bosch washer towards the wall behind. The top panel can be lifted and placed against the Bosch washer’s back wall. The wire harness’s end should be placed into the hole in the top panel. Push the white plastic wire harness clip into the hole and put it in place. The wire harness needs to be routed through the side panel on the upper panel. Connect the wire harness with the clips at the sides of the panels on top. The lid switch and lock assembly should be positioned onto the top panel. Attach it using the screws for mounting. Lower the top panel. Reverse the panel about one quarter inch to lock the brackets. To lock the panel flush with the frame, pull the panel back about a quarter inch. To gain access to the electronic control board, unclip the clips and then lift the console. Connect the wire harness to the correct connector on the electronic control board. Be sure to ensure that the lock tab snaps into position.
Reinstall the console: Set the console on top of the top panel and then snap in the mounting clips to secure it onto the top panel. Install the screws over the back panel, and then tighten the screws.
Reinstall the screws on the back panel: Insert the screws back onto the top of the hinges on the back of the console. Make sure that the screws are tightened. Place the tabs on the left side of the cover into the slots and then line with the holes on the left side . insert the mounting screw. Close the mounting screw to fix the cover to its the right position.
The valves for water supply to restore water and power: Connect the Bosch washer to the outlet. Return the Bosch washer to its original location. We hope that now you are aware of how to replace the lid switch/lock assembly in a top-load Bosch washer. It’s likely that the lid lock or switch is not working correctly or the light for the lid lock flashes, which could signal the need for replacement.