Help spread the word / share us on your favorite social media networks

Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Reddit LinkedIn

Cabrio lid lock assembly

Cabrio lid lock assembly

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Cabrio lid lock assembly

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,465

    Default Cabrio lid lock assembly

    Model - WTW5640XW0

    Same machine I posted about a while back with the spin problem. It seems to have an intermittent problem with the lid lock assembly. I caught it not spinning at all. I thought it acted strange at the start of a wash cycle. It was like the timer would count down with no action in the machine. It was just sitting there with the "sense" light on. It did finally let some water in and did wash, but it would not spin.

    I removed the assembly. Anyway to bypass this lid lock assembly? How do I check it? It has 4 wires. 2 for the lock, other ones for the lid switch?

  2. #2

    Default

    You can't bypass the switch because the control board cycles the switch to test it's operation. You can make a test cable to operate the switch and then check continuity on the two sets of contacts. Plug test cable into yellow and white wire sockets. To operate switch, very quickly, plug/unplug the AC plug. DO NOT leave it plugged in or you will burn up the solenoid coil. The solenoid only recieves a very brief pulse of AC to operate. With switch in one position, both contacts are open, in other position, lock switch is closed. In closed position, you should have continuity between red and white (lock switch). You will need to use a magnet to operate the lid switch and then check continuity between blue and white.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,465

    Default

    Thanks fyxer. I think the lock works. My thinking is there may not be any continuity between blue and white
    I had experimented with readings with no power. I have the assembly off and would close and open it manually to see if I got different readings. I think I only got reading from one set of wires regardless if the assembly was open or closed.

    Can what you describe be checked by manually working the assembly to open and closed position without using life power? No biggie if not.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,465

    Default

    K, tried it with no power, no reading at all. I'm guessing the solonoid has to be briefly energized by live power. But, I was hoping I could get a reading on the lid switch part. Guessing one will not work without the other.

  5. #5

    Default

    You must use a magnet to operate the lid switch. Doesn't matter if the lock is engaged or not but if it's not engaged, you must push the trap over as if the lid strike is in it. You can either use the lid strike (has magnet in it) to operate the lid switch or use any small magnet to do it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,330

    Default

    Would one of these be a strong enough magnet?

    Cabrio lid lock assembly-qp-38144-2-jpg

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,465

    Default

    I have the magnet off a GE washer lid switch I use when I am working on machines with magnetic switches with the lids open. As you both know, these things are pretty strong.

    I don't know if I was doing it wrong or what, but I couldn't get any readings yesterday. I figured maybe the lock needed that little zap before this testing could be done, since a day or two before I had gotten a reading from one set of wires on the assembly.

    I'll give it another shot today.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Boman; 03-13-2014 at 08:09 AM.

  8. #8

    Default

    I use one of those screwdriver (tweaker) magnets like your photo but the strength of those are all over the map. Mine is very strong but I have others that are very weak. You have to get the magnet in the right place and if assembly is unlocked, you must push the trap over while using the magnet. These lid locks really are a piece of junk.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,465

    Default

    Where is the right place to place the magnet?

    I do not like these new fangled machines.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,330

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thefixer View Post
    I use one of those screwdriver (tweaker) magnets like your photo but the strength of those are all over the map. Mine is very strong but I have others that are very weak. You have to get the magnet in the right place and if assembly is unlocked, you must push the trap over while using the magnet. These lid locks really are a piece of junk.
    Thankx.
    Most of my screwdriver ones are a very weak magnet.....I have one of those expandable ones that is very strong ( the kind you need to pick up that dropped screw that always finds the middle of the appliance once it hits the floor! ).

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

Similar Threads

  1. Cabrio
    By Boman in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-07-2014, 10:11 PM
  2. splutch assembly or actuator?
    By Boman in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 07:35 AM
  3. cabrio
    By Boman in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-15-2014, 10:04 PM
  4. Whirlpool Cabrio age?
    By Boman in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-27-2013, 07:16 PM
  5. GE drain assembly
    By Boman in forum Appliance Repair
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-24-2013, 10:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •