The Crosley washer maintenance guide gives step-by-step directions to replace the lid switch/lock assembly for a top load Crosley washer. The lid switch on the washer detects whether it is closed or shut.
If the lid is open, the Crosley washer won’t start. It also has a lock to keep the lid securely locked throughout the process. If the lid switch, or lock fails to function properly, and the lid lock light flashes, the washer might need a replacement lid switch or lid lock. Since different issues may have similar symptoms, we recommend that an local expert repair technician identify the problem. If the lid switch/lock assembly is faulty, replace the assembly with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
This guide is designed for vertical modular washers. Vertical modular washers come with a spin cycle at super-high speeds , which removes water from the. The lid is secured to safeguard you from the rotating components. Replacing the lid lock on the top load Crosley washer
1. Turn off the power and water by disconnecting the power cord to the outlet on your wall. Turn off the valves for water supply on the Crosley washer. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. You can ask someone to assist you move your washer away from the wall.
2. The top panel must be lifted. Tape the lid closed to prevent it from opening and cause damage to the console. Take the Crosley washer forward to access the back of the console. Remove the top screws from the 2 hinge brackets on the rear of the Crosley washer. Remove the wire cover, then remove the screw. Slide the top panel forward by half an inch and then lift the top of the panel up about a quarter of an inch. Keep the panel slightly raised and pull it back by a quarter inch to take off the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted and placed against the wall in front of the Crosley washer.
3. Remove the lid switch/lock from the top panel. With a 1/4 inch nut driver, remove the 2 mounting screws that secure the lid switch/lock to the top panel. The lid switch/lock assembly may be taken off from the top panel. The lid switch/lock assembly remains attached to the wire harness. In the meantime, let it hang on wire harness. To remove the wire harness clips from the top panel, employ a slot screwdriver. The white plastic wire harness clip is located on the back panel. The wire harness is connected to the electronic control board within the console. Remove the white plastic clip from the top panel, but don’t remove the white plastic clip or take the wire harness off as of yet.
4. Open the control console. Lower the top panel and then place it on the top of the Crosley washer. Push the washer forward in order to open the back panel of the console. The two screws at the top of your console’s back panel have been removed. To unclip the mounting clip to release the console, pull the control panel forward and slide a putty knife underneath the right corner. Repeat the procedure on the other side to unhook the console. Lay the console on the upper part of the Crosley washer.
5. The lid switch/lock assembly must be removed Find the wire harness connector for the lid switch and lock assembly on the back of the control board. The locking tab is released, and then take the wire harness plug for the lid switch/locking system from the control board receptacle. The wiring for the lid switch/lock assembly harness should be threaded through the hole in the back of your top panel. The lid of the washer can be opened by lifting the tape. Pull the lid switch/lock assembly from the washer. The lid is then taped shut.
6. Install the new lid switch and lock assembly. Secure the console to its clips for mounting. Then, move the Crosley washer towards the wall behind it. Lift the top panel and prop it securely against an adjacent wall, which is behind the Crosley washer. The wire harness’s end must be pushed into the hole inside the top of the panel. Insert the white plastic wire harness clip into the hole and put it in place. The wire harness needs to be inserted into the side panel on the upper panel. Connect the wire harness by securing the clips to the sides of the panels on top. Mount the lid switch/lock assembly onto the top panel. Make sure it is secured using the screws for mounting. Then, carefully lower the top panel. The panel should be pulled back by about a quarter inch to engage the brackets. Push the panel back about a quarter of an inch to ensure it is at a level with the frame. Release the clips and open the console for access to the control board’s electronic circuit. Connect the wire harness to the correct connector of the electronic control board. The locking tab should snap into place.
7. Reinstall the console. Place the console over 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 secure them.
8. Reinstall the screws from the back panel The screws should be inserted back onto the top of the hinges that are on the rear of the control console. The screws should be tightened. The tabs should be placed on the right side of the cover into the slots, then line up the holes on the left and insert the mounting screw. The wire cover is secured by tightening the mounting screw.
9. In order to restore power and water Then, turn on the water supply valves. Connect the Crosley washer into the outlet for electricity. Restore the Crosley washer in its original place. Hopefully now you know how to replace the lid switch and lock assembly of a top-loading Crosley washer. If the lid switch or lock aren’t working correctly, and the lid lock light flashes, it could suggest a need for replacement.