Maytag Washer Lid Won’t Lock

Maytag Washer Lid Won’t Lock. As you’ve probably figured out by now, your Maytag washer door lock could be failing for a number of different reasons.

There are many different ways that this could be the case, like because it’s damaged or maybe the hinge has become unattached from the washer door.

In short, there’s no single way to diagnose this issue; rather, it’ll vary on an individual basis.

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Why you Maytag lid won’t latch. There are two likely problems with the lock it malfunctions mechanically or electrically.

Inspect the Door switch manually and electrically, ensuring that the washer lid switches properly when the door is shut. Should any part be damaged, replace it.

Control Board Problem

The main control board is often the first thing to go when a lock begins to malfunction.

However, we have found that most of the time another part, such as one of the components that comprise the lock mechanism or its wiring, or both, is generally at fault.

If no parts other than your board are found to be defective, this means your board has suffered a terminal failure and would need replacing, which in turn should resolve the issue.

Malfunctioning Door Lock

It is possible that the door lock assembly is defective. Check the lock for damage. Replacement is necessary if the lock has been damaged.

But if it is not damaged, and the problem still persists in spite of using a new door lock assembly, inspect the lift mechanism and/or wiring harness connector inside the driver control unit (a computerized control stand) cover.

Defective Door Strike defective door strike 

Make sure the door strike assembly is not damaged. If the door strike is damaged, you must replace it.

While damaged parts might be repairable in other situations, when it comes to a door strike, one must replace it because there is no other way around it.

Faulty Door Latches

It is possible that the main door latch is damaged. Check for visible damage and ensure the latch opens properly before determining a replacement is necessary.

Motors And Switches For Door Locks

The washer door lock keeps the washer’s door shut during operation. When the door is closed, the washer operates. If a washing machine door lock fails, though, it won’t latch properly.

The door lock could be defective either mechanically or electrically. Examine the washing machine door locks for damage and make sure these latches work properly by holding the lock and pushing down on the washer’s front panel to ensure latches are working properly.

Test washing machine locks with a multimeter to determine if there is continuity in each of them (push down on the washer’s control panel and hold firmly while probing the switch with a multimeter). If any switches aren’t receiving power, they need replacing.


How come the lid on my washer is locked?

If you open your washer and the door or lid is not opening, it may be due to a faulty lock system. The manual release can be found under the mechanism allowing you to open the door or lid.

The release button is normally accessible from below the lock’s location on most models, but on some doors, it is located within the dispenser housing of your soap unit itself.

What is the mechanism of the washing machine door lock?

When you shut the door, a latch inside the system locks itself via switches that are in close proximity to a series of circuits being activated.

It’s vital to make sure these switches are closed when they need to be and open when they need to be.

Maytag Washer Lid Won’t Lock

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