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I have a top load Kenmore washer. When I push start button the lid locks and senser light comes on and makes a noise like it is starting, then the senser light goes off and the lid unlocks.

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Is the lid actually locking when lock light comes on? If not, replace lid lock

Posted on Aug 26, 2017

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  • Dana Engh
    Dana Engh Sep 10, 2017

    This is what's happening with mine too, lid locks then unlocks right away then nothing

  • Chris Huff
    Chris Huff Sep 10, 2017

    If it's a top load model, most likely the mode shift actuator is bad.

  • Chris Huff
    Chris Huff Sep 10, 2017

    I would check drain Pump first though to be sure it is working and unobstructed.

  • Chette Nichols Jr
    Chette Nichols Jr Sep 10, 2017

    Could be the timer/load switch needs replacing.

  • Chris Huff
    Chris Huff Sep 10, 2017

    Most likely mode shifter actuator if Pump is ok and unobstructed

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SOURCE: Kenmore Model 27032 lid problems

Look for the lid switch and press on it manually. Let me know if it will operate the machine.

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is the motor running?? maybe its stuck....

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you have a broken coupler...this is a plastic and rubber part that connects the motor to the transmission.  A $20 part

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer Lid lock light

Its normal for the machine to cycle the lock before starting its cycle. I'm assuming your machine is a bravos style.

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When the START/PAUSE/Unlock Lid is pressed, the washer will first perform a self-test on the lid lock mechanism. You will hear a click, the basket will make a slight turn, and the lid will unlock briefly before locking again. Once the lid has locked the second time, the washer will use short, slow spins to estimate the load size. These sensing spins may take 2 to 3 minutes before water is added to the load and you may hear the hum of these spins. If the sensing light is on, then washer is working properly. You will hear the motor turn the basket in short pulses to thoroughly wet the load. The washer will then move the load briefly, pause to allow water to soak in to the load, and resume adding water. This process may repeat until the correct amount of water has been added for the load. You may also hear water flowing through the dispenser, adding detergent to the load.

NOTE: Avoid opening the lid during sensing. The sensing process will start over when the washer is restarted. The sensing light may also come on during the Soak and Wash portions of the cycle. This is normal.


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