bypass lid safety switch?

my whirlpool top loading washer will not go into its spin cycle.

she will drain herself so I know it's not the pump.

last night my son got impatient and forced open the lid while it was slowing down and (I assume) fucked up the lid lock. it is now making a clicking noise from the lid lock mechanism.

is there anyway to bypass this gayty thing? the part to replace it is almost $100

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is the part where the clicking sound is coming from

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are two switches underneath that. I have tried holding both switches in with a screwdriver but I still get the same clicking noise.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The click is the lid lock solenoid trying to engage. There is a cam which prevents the lid lock solenoid from engaging until the tag on the lid pushes it out of the way. He's either fucked the cam or the switches, likely the cam itself. If the mechanism has been damaged in such a way that the switches are not engaging, the solenoid will keep trying to click in as the controller does not know when it is engaged.

    You can either directly bypass the micro switches (which may also be damaged, you'll also need to work out if lid closed equals an open or closed switch) or just pony the fuck up for the part and make the hamfisted little gay do the households laundry for the next month (or sell off some of his vidya shit).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OP here

      thank you sir. I went ahead and purchased the replacement part

      https://www.coastparts.com/lookup/255903/1685431
      replacement code W11307244

      It's 20 bucks on Amazon
      www.amazon.com/W11307244-Compatible-Whirlpool-W11253733-W10838613VP/dp/B09XM7VZ6L/

      recommended.

      slap your son for being a stupid fuck and then slap yourself for contributing to bringing this hellspawn into the world.

      im just proud he's taking the initiative to do his own laundry. it's only been 38 years

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >im just proud he's taking the initiative to do his own laundry. it's only been 38 years
        Anon. Sell his vidya shit on principal. Also you're welcome. Glad the other anon found you a cheap part.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If my son intentionally broke my washer I would probably be searching the remote countryside with a leaky suitcase

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >last night my son got impatient and forced open the lid

    You can press the start button for 3 seconds and stop it at any point. Of course you have to wait for it to stop rotating.

    Or you can do what I did when I was curious, unscrew the plastic thing from the lid and leave it permanently plugged into that hole in your second pic. That won't fix what he broke, but as everyone else is saying, it shouldn't be that hard to bypass or fix it for way less than $100.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >unscrew the plastic thing from the lid and leave it permanently plugged into that hole
      That is what i did for my mom's washing machine. If i remember right I even got fancy and cut it off flush and epoxied a shoulder on it so it was pretty much flush when installed and not an eyesore.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.coastparts.com/lookup/255903/1685431
    replacement code W11307244

    It's 20 bucks on Amazon
    www.amazon.com/W11307244-Compatible-Whirlpool-W11253733-W10838613VP/dp/B09XM7VZ6L/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      awesome thanks. I thought I was getting screwed from the Lee appliance store here in town. I'll order that and do it this weekend.

      thanks all for your help!!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Appliance stores are a fucking ripoff. They wanted $128 for a new ignitor for my stove that I bought online for $20. I don't know who still gets parts there with the internet.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Old people and rubes, the bread and butter of any dodgy shop front.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Appliance stores are a fucking ripoff.
          Hey, SIR, that was Sears' business model for decades. My dad used to buy all of his replacement parts there, until I showed him how much cheaper they were online. He was pissed.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is there anyway to bypass this gayty thing?
    yes

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    slap your son for being a stupid fuck and then slap yourself for contributing to bringing this hellspawn into the world.

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