Flashing Lid Lock Light: How to Troubleshoot Errors on Your Vertical Modular Washer

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Sears PartsDirect
Sears PartsDirect Опубликовано 28-03-2015

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This video from Sears PartsDirect shows how to troubleshoot a blinking lid lock light on a top-load vertical modular washer sold by Kenmore, Whirlpool or Maytag.

The lid lock light on VMW washers will flash whenever there’s a problem with the washer. Learn about a few possible issues, including the actuator motor, and see how to check the error codes on your washer to find out what the problem is.

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1. Run the diagnostics test
Run the diagnostics test and recall the saved error code that indicates the real cause of the problem. Here’s a video that shows how to recall those saved error codes.
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/article/how-to-display-error-codes-on-vertical-modular-washers-vmws-video?sid=soc:youtube:flashing-lid-lock-light
2. Replace the lid lock
If your error code says you have a bad lid lock switch, replace it. Here’s a link to a video showing you how.
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/repair-guide/how-to-replace-the-lid-switch-lock-assembly-on-a-top-load-washer?sid=soc:youtube:flashing-lid-lock-light
3. Replace the actuator motor
But chances are, the lid lock’s not the problem. This washer doesn’t fail that often, but when it does, it’s generally the actuator motor at the bottom of the washer. Here’s a link to show you how to replace it.
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/repair-guide/how-to-replace-the-shifter-assembly-in-a-top-load-washer?sid=soc:youtube:flashing-lid-lock-light

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Parts featured in this video include:
Actuator
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/W10006355/0026/110.html?sid=soc:youtube:direct-part-link
Lid Lock Assembly
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/W10404050/0026/110.html?sid=soc:youtube:direct-part-link

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https://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/product-types/Washer-Parts?sid=soc:youtube:card-washer-parts

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