How do you bypass the lid lock on a Maytag Bravos washer?

Asked By: Marouan Vinius | Last Updated: 26th January, 2020
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How to Bypass a Washing Machine Lid Lock
  1. Turn off the washer and unplug the appliance.
  2. Locate the retaining tabs and/or screws that hold the top horizontal panel down.
  3. Look for the lid lock switch on the underside of the top panel and where it fits into the appliance.
  4. Put the lid back down and plug the washing machine back into the electrical outlet.

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Keeping this in view, how do I unlock my Maytag washer?

Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock mechanism. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock mechanism is a tear shaped tab. Gently pull the tab down about 1/4 inch or until a click is heard. The door can now be opened.

Subsequently, question is, why can't I open my washing machine door? Reasons why your washing machine door might be stuck Interlocks can take some time to release at the end of the cycle, so be patient. The most common cause is water left in machine. Try running a spin/drain cycle. The door catch, handle, or some part of the door catch mechanism is broken and not opening the door.

Regarding this, why is my lid lock light flashing on Maytag washer?

Lid Lock Light Flashing: The Lid Lock Light will flash if Lid Lock has not moved into the Lock Position, the Lock Motor can not be powered, or the Lid is not closed completely due to interference. Some models will lock immediately, while others will not lock until after the wash cycle has started.

How long can you pause a washing machine for?

You can pause the cycle. If you stop the cycle it takes 30+/- seconds for the lock mechanism to release.

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Pull the handle and rosette off of one side of the door to expose the barrel and spring mechanism. Spray the mechanism with spray lubricant while you operate the barrel with the other handle. The spring should loosen enough to allow the barrel to retract. Reassemble the knob when you're satisfied with its operation.

How do you open a jammed door lock?

Use silicone thread lubricant to moisten the jammed lock, making it easier to insert the key. Consider putting a small dot of graphite in the keyhole if the lock still does not open. Once you have applied graphite to the key, try to open the jammed lock at least four times so the graphite has a chance to work.

How do I reset my washing machine?

To perform the Master Reset, carefully unplug the washing machine from the power outlet and leave it unplugged for one minute. After one minute is up, plug the washer cord back into the wall. Next, open and close the door of the washing machine 6 times within 12 seconds to send a “reset” signal to all the components.

Can you open a washing machine mid cycle?

Open the front loader mid-cycle
No, it's not impossible – though depending on your model, it could be difficult or inadvisable. Front loader doors lock during their cycles for reasons of both convenience and safety.

How do I reset the lid lock on my Whirlpool washer?


2 – Press and hold the “END OF CYCLE / CYCLE SIGNAL” button(s) for 20 seconds and this should reset the washer and clear the flashing light. Important Tip: Never change the washing machine settings once the washer has already started any wash cycle, as this can cause the lid lock light to flash.

Why is my washer locked?

If the door or lid won't open at the end of the cycle, then the lock mechanism may be at fault. Most washers will have a manual release to unlock the mechanism and allow you to open the door or lid. The release is normally accessible from below the door lock, or on some models, from inside the soap dispenser housing.

Can you bypass lid lock on Kenmore washer?

There is not anyway to bypass the lid switch on this model. the reason is the machine control is set up to do a child lock routine before it starts the cycle the washer will lock the lid then move the motor or spray water. Then will unlock and lock again before it starts the cycle.