This Roper washer maintenance guide offers step-by step instructions on how to replace the lid switch/lock assembly of a top-load Roper washer. The washer is equipped with a switch that determines whether the washer lid is open. If the lid open, the Roper washer will not start. The lid is secure during the cycle by locks. If the lid switch or lock doesn’t work correctly and the lid lock light blinks, the washer could require a new lid switch or lid lock. We recommend that you have a technician from your local washer to determine the cause of any other problems. If the lid switch/lock assembly is faulty, replace the assembly with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
This repair guide is for the vertical modular washers: Vertical modular washers come with a spin cycle at super-high speeds that remove water from the load. The lid is closed to guard against the rotating components. Replace the lid lock of a top-load Roper washer:
Switch off the water and electricity: Unplug power cord from the wall outlet. Turn off water supply valves to the Roper washer. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. Get help from someone else move the washer off the wall.
Lift the top of the panel: Close the lid using tape so it doesn’t flop open and cause damage to the console, or strike your arms while you work. To reach the console’s back move the Roper washer towards you. The top screws that secure the Roper washer’s back together have been removed. Take off the wire cover and take out the screw. Slide the top panel about half an inch further forward before lifting the front panel by about 14 inch. With the panel still raised slightly, push the panel back by about quarter of an inch to free it from the brackets. The top panel can be lifted to be positioned against the wall , behind the Roper washer.
Take the lid switch and lock off the top panel: Using 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 can be taken off from the top panel. The wire harness remains with the lid switch and lock assembly. Hang it on the wire harness until. To remove the wire harness clips on the top of the panel, use a slot screwdriver. The white plastic wire harness clip is located on the back of the panel. The wire harness remains connected to the electronic control board within the console. Take off the white plastic clip on the top panel, but don’t remove the plastic clip in white or pull the wire harness out yet. Open the console for control 3. Lower the top of the console and place it on side of the Roper washer. To access the console’s back panel, simply pull the washer forward. The 2 screws at the top of your console’s back panel are removed. Then, push back the control panel and slide a putty knife under the right edge of the control panel in order to remove the mounting clip. To let the console go do the same process to the left. The console should be placed on the top of the Roper washer.
The lid switch/lock has been turned off: Find the wire harness connector to the lid switch/lock as it is on the back of the control board. The locking tab is released, and then take the wire harness plug to the lid switch/locking unit from the control board’s receptacle. Attach the lid switch/lock wire harness into the hole at the back of the top panel where you released the clip made of white plastic. The lid of the washer can be opened by releasing 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. Move the Roper washer towards the back wall. The top panel is able to be lifted and placed on the Roper washer’s back wall. Then, push the end of the wire harness into the hole in the back of the top panel. The white wire harness clip needs to be pushed into the hole. Wire harness is routed through the side of the top panel. Then attach the wire harness using the clips located on the sides of the panel on top. Position the lid switch/lock assembly on top of the panel, and secure it with the mounting screws. Lower the top panel. Pull the panel back about quarter inch in order to connect the brackets. To ensure that the panel is flush with the frame, pull the panel back about a quarter inch. To access the electronic control board release the clips and lift the console. Attach the wire harness to the correct connector on the controller board. The locking tab should be able to snap into position.
Install the console again: The console should be placed on top of the top panel, then attach the mounting clips to secure it on the top panel. Install the screws on top of back panel and secure them.
Install the screws on the back panel once more: Install the screws on top of the control console’s hinges. Secure the screws. The tabs should be put on the right side. Then you should align the slots on the left side. Install the mounting screw. The wire cover is secured by tightening the screw that is used to mount it.
Switch on the valves that supply water to restore water and power: Connect the Roper washer into the electrical outlet. Reinstall the Roper washer to the original location. We hope that now you are aware of how to change the lid switch and lock assembly in a top-load Roper washer. If the lid switch or lock aren’t functioning correctly and the lock light is flashing, it could suggest a need for replacement.