This Frigidaire washer repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for fixing the lid switch and lock assembly on a top load Frigidaire washer. The washer’s lid switch determines if it is open or closed. When the lid is open it will mean that the Frigidaire washer won’t start. The unit also comes with a lock that keeps the lid secure during the process. If the lid switch or lock, does not function correctly and the light on the lid lock flashes then the washer may require a replacement lid switch or lock. It is recommended that you let a technician from your local washer identify any other issues.
If the lid switch/lock assembly is faulty, replace the assembly with a manufacturer-approved washer part. This guide applies to vertical modular washers. Vertical modular washers are equipped with spinning at high speeds that extracts water from the. The lid is kept closed to guard against the spin components. Removing the lid lock from top-loading Frigidaire washer
Switch off the water and electricity
Unplug the power cord from wall outlet. Shut off the water supply valves to the Frigidaire washer. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Get help from someone else remove the washer away from the wall.
Lift the top panel:
Cover the lid with tape to ensure it won’t open and harm the console’s control panel or your arms as you work. To access the control console’s back you need to pull the Frigidaire washer toward you. Unscrew the top screws on the hinge brackets, which are located on the back of the Frigidaire washer. Take off the wire cover and take out the screw. Slide the top panel approximately half an inch forward, then lift the front panel about 14 inch. While the panel is still slightly elevated, push the panel back by about one quarter of an inch to let it fall off the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted to be positioned against the wall in front of the Frigidaire washer.
The lid switch/lock assembly must be released from the top panel
Using a 1/4-inch nut driver to remove the 2 screws for mounting that hold the lid switch/lock assembly to the top panel. Unlock the lid switch assembly from the top panel. The lid switch/lock assembly is still attached to the wire harness. Hang it on the wire harness until you are ready. To remove the wire harness clips from the top panel, make use of the slot screwdriver. Remove the wire harness clip made of white plastic on the back of the panel’s front. The wire harness remains connected to the electronic control board within the console. Release the plastic clip that is white from at the top, but don’t pull out the clip made of white plastic or take the wire harness off as of yet.
Open the console for control 5.
Lower the top panel , then place it on side of the Frigidaire washer. To open the console’s rear panel, push the washer towards the front. Remove the 2 screws from the upper part of the back panel. Then, push back the control panel, while sliding an emery knife underneath the right corner of the control panel to loosen the mounting clip. Repeat on the left to remove the console. Lay the console on the top of the Frigidaire washer.
The lid switch/lock is turned off
Locate the wire harness connector that connects to the lid switch/lock . It is located on the back side of the control board. Unlock the locking tab, then take the lid switch/lock wire harness plug from the receptacle of the electronic control board. The lid switch/lock assembly wire harness through the hole in the bottom of the panel, where you have released the clip made of white plastic. Unlock the washer’s lid by lifting the tape. Remove the switch or lock for the washer’s lid out. Cover the lid with tape again.
Install the new lid switch and lock assembly
Secure the console into its clips for mounting. Move the Frigidaire washer toward the wall behind. Lift the top of the panel and set it up against an adjacent wall, which is in front of the Frigidaire washer. Put the end of the wire harness into the hole in the back of the top panel. The white wire harness clip is to be inserted into the hole. Wire harness is routed through the side of the top panel and fix the wire harness to the clips that are on the sides of the top panel. Place the lid switch and lock assembly on the top panel and secure it with the mounting screws. Then, carefully lower the top panel. The panel should be pulled back by about quarter inch in order to connect the brackets. Push the panel back about a quarter of an inch to ensure it is in place with the frame. Release the clips and unlock the console to access the electronic control board. Attach the wire harness to the correct connector on the electronic controller board. Make sure the locking tab snaps in place.
Reinstall the console
Position the console on the top of the panel and snap the mounting clips to secure the console on the top panel. Install the screws on the top of the back panel and secure them.
Install the screws on the back panel in a second time
Reinstall the screws at the top of the control console’s hinges. The screws should be tightened. Place the tabs on the right side of the wire cover in the slots and then line up the holes on the left side and put the mounting screw in. Attach the wire cover by tightening the mounting screw.
The water supply valves to restore water and power
Connect the Frigidaire washer to the outlet. Restore the Frigidaire washer in the original location. You should now be able to replace the lid switch/lock assembly on a top-loading Frigidaire washer. It is possible that the lid lock or switch is not functioning correctly, or the lid lock light flashes, which could signal the need for replacement.