Some newer washing machines built by Whirlpool use a lid lock and latch to keep the lid from being able to be opened while the washer is in use. This is a safety feature to keep someone from getting hurt if they were to open the lid while the washer was running. Sometimes the lid lock can fail and cause the washer not to start. The most common symptom that the lid lock has when it fails is the washer makes a clicking sound but it won’t start. The lid lock can also fail if someone has forced the lid open while it was locked. This lid lock assembly is used on some Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Amana, and Crosley washing machines.
How To Replace The W10404050 Lid Lock & Latch Assembly
First, unplug the washer before working on it. Place a piece duct tape to secure the washer lid from opening.
Now you will be able to pull the whole top of the washer about 3/8″ forward. This will release the top from the front locking tabs and allow you to lift the top of the washer up.
Where Can I Buy A Replacement Lid Lock?
You can buy a replacement lid lock assembly from our website. Please click the link below. Parts Dr always has the lowest prices for new O.E.M. replacement parts.