How do you replace a lid switch on a GE washer?

Where is the lid switch on a GE washing machine?

General Electric, or GE, top-loading washing machines have a lid switch located on the door jamb of the top of the cabinet. The switch is compressed by the lid when the lid is closed and decompresses when the lid is open.

How do I know if my washer lid switch is bad?

The lid switch ensures that the washer door is closed while the washer is spinning. If the lid switch is broken, the washer will not spin. If the washer won’t spin but will still agitate, the lid switch is likely defective.

Why does my GE washer stop mid cycle?

Some of the most common faults that will make your washer stop mid cycle include thermostat failure, problems filling up with water for the rinse cycle, or even pump problems that prevent your washer from draining. One thing that you can check yourself is the lid switch.

Is there a reset button on a GE washer?

To reset washing machines that use the GE Hydrowave system, start by unplugging the washer for one minute. Plug the washing machine back in and then within 30 seconds, quickly open and close the lid six times. Raise the lid at least 2 inches and make sure it closes each time. This should complete the motor reset.

What causes a GE washer not to spin?

Common solutions for: GE Washer won’t spin or agitate. Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not spin. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity.

How do you reset a GE washer that won’t spin?

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How do I get my GE washer to spin only?

To spin the clothes, you must select the “Spin Only” or “Drain and Spin” cycle then press “Start.” You may drain and spin a cycle during any wash cycle. While the washer is operating, turn the Cycle Selector knob to “Spin Only” or “Drain and Spin.” The washer will stop and reset the cycle to the new selection.