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My Washing Machine Lid Won't Lock

A washer lid lock problem is a non-starter in a very literal sense because your washing machine will not start if the lid won't lock. Why? If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly, and the washing machine will think the lid is wide open even when it's closed. Fortunately, washing machine door lock repair is pretty simple stuff, but you still need the right part for your model. Our troubleshooting guide can confirm you actually have a lid that won't lock, and then we can show you how to fix the door lock on your washing machine yourself. By the end of it all, you will have saved money, time, and you'll have a fresh basket of clean clothes to fold.
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Common solutions for: Washer door or lid won't lock
Solution 1:
Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly. The... door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it. To determine if the door lock has failed electrically, use a multimeter to test each of the door lock switches for continuity. If one of the switches does not have continuity, replace the switch.
Required Part
Washing Machine Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
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Solution 2:
Door Latch
The door latch assembly might be defective. Inspect the door latch for damage. If the door latch is damaged, replace it....
Required Part
Washing Machine Door Latch
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Solution 3:
Door Lock
The door lock assembly might be defective. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged, replace it....
Required Part
Washing Machine Door Lock
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Solution 4:
Door Strike
Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it....
Required Part
Washing Machine Door Strike
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Solution 5:
Main Control Board
The main control board may be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the main control board, first check all of the components of the lock mechanism. If none of these parts are ...defective, consider replacing the main control board.
Required Part
Washing Machine Main Control Board
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