Amana top load washer has a 4 wire lock switch. I connect blue & white wires it will start to fill then stops & red lock light starts blinking ,then fill light bweb links , that is all it does.
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It will do this if the WATER to the washer is turned OFF, or if there"s no water pressure; there"s a pressure-activated switch inside the washer. Check your supply water pressure, or turn the water ON!
we just bypassed our whirlpool HE by popping the top and cutting a plastic wine cork to hold the locking mechanism into place - $0 - 5 minute fix and it"s working like a champ (and I LOVE being able to open the lid to toss in that one wayward sock!)
My Ropes washing machine. The green wash light flashes before I even start washing. The red lid lock light want come on when I start it. When I start it the green wash light comes on. It will start running the water. It stops within 10sec and soptimal . then the wash light start flashing again and it start clicking
I tried this on my Roper. It seemed to work until it got to the final spin. The lid lock light started flashing again and I have been unable to figure out how to spin the clothes.
Even AFTER you"ve installed a new switch and latch, it will still do this if the WATER to the washer is turned OFF, or if there"s not enough water pressure; there"s a pressure-activated switch inside the washer that won"t lock the door until it senses water pressure to the washer.
Check your supply water pressure, or even better, turn the water ON! You"ll either be rewarded or know there"s something else wrong deeper inside the machine.
Also, depending on the Amana model, this switch can have 2, 3, or 4 wires, and CANNOT BE BYPASSED BY "HOT WIRING A COUPLE OF WIRES TOGETHER" the way you could with the older washers where the switch was a simple on/off job.
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These new ones have a sensor back inside the body with the controls, and if the sensor"s not happy, the washer doesn"t turn on.
Turn the water on, if it doesn"t work, replace the switch and latch assembly, if it still doesn"t work, take it to the shop. They have a tester there that gives the technician the error code he needs to fix the machine. Yeah, just like computers!