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Lid Lock Light Flashing - Top Load Washer

Possible Solutions

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. Refer to your Owner's Manual to determine which model you have.

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Is the Lid Locking?

  • Check for lock interference with lock striker. The lock striker is the piece on the lid that fits inside the lid lock. See picture below. Note that the lock striker may be located in a different position on the lid, depending on your model number. 
  • Check for wash media build-up (detergent, lint, etc.) at or near the lock or lock striker.  Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe away any spills. Use only mild soaps or cleaners when cleaning external washer surfaces.

Lock Striker on the lid of top load washer

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