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Roper Washer Lid Lock Not Working (Reset/Bypass)

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Roper appliances are only sold at Lowes Home Improvement Stores located nationwide. Roper washers have a lid lock safety feature that stops the agitation when the lid is raised and locks the lid during spinning to prevent injuries.

The lid lock features on Roper washers are for the safety of the operators and stop the washer from agitating when the lid is opened and during the spin cycle to prevent injuries. There could be occasional problems with the lid lock which can be resolved by a reset/bypass of the switch.

Roper washers, sold at Lowes Home Improvement Stores nationwide, have a safety feature that stops the agitation when the lid is opened and prevents the washer from spinning during the spin cycles. There may be issues with the lid lock and there is a reset/bypass feature to solve this problem.

If the door lock on the Roper washer fails to function it could be a result of a defective or broken door lock motor. The door lock on the Roper washer prevents the door from being opened during operation.

Roper Washer Lid Lock Not Working (Reset/Bypass)

The washer lid lock on the Roper washers may malfunction, preventing the agitation from the beginning after the washer fills with water. This issue may be resolved by resetting or bypassing the lid lock feature.

One issue with the Roper washer lid not working could be the lid lock not releasing at the end of the spin cycle. Try unplugging the washer for about 30 minutes. This will reset the washer and allow the lid lock to release so you may continue the wash cycle.

If the lid lock on the Roper washer malfunctions, inspect to see if there is an interference in the lid lock striker and the lock. Remove any lint or debris with a damp cloth and close the lid. The washer should then continue with the cycle.

If the lid lock on the Roper washer fails to operate it could be an issue with the lid on the washer being loose. If the screws on the hinge of the washer are loose this could cause the washer lid not to close properly and not allow the lid lock striker to hit the connection. Inspect and tighten all screws on the hinge.

The door lock feature on the Roper washer is to secure the washer door during operation so it can’t be opened. This is for the safety of the washer operator. If the door lock fails to operate it could be due to damage to the door lock

Roper Washer Lid Lock Flashing

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The lid lock feature of the many washers may flash for numerous reasons once it has filled with water. Sometimes checking some basic things such as the lid or if something may be jamming can quickly resolve, other times it may be a little more complicated.

The Roper washer lid lock may flash if there is a problem with the washer lid being loose. If the lid is loose it may prevent the lid striker from making contact with the lock. Tighten all screws on the lid hinge and the striker should make full contact to allow the striker to lock.

The Roper washer lid lock feature may malfunction by not releasing at the end of the wash cycle. This problem could be fixed by unplugging the machine for about 30 minutes allowing the washer to reset itself. Plug back up and the lock should then release allowing you to open the lid.

The Roper washer lid lock may flash if the lid fails to lock at the beginning of the wash cycle. The flashing may indicate a faulty or broken door lock motor. This is a safety feature of the Roper washer.

Roper Washer Lid Lock Clicking

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Often washers develop a clicking noise, sometimes coming from the lid, and other times it may be a more serious issue. Doing a quick inspection of the lid is usually a good starting point in most cases as sometimes the lid may become stuck or not connecting or locking correctly.

If the lid lock on the Roper washer begins to click there could be a problem with the lid hinge mounting screws being loose. Inspect and tighten all mounting screws on the Roper washer lid. This should allow the striker to hit the lock properly and complete the locking process.

If the Roper washer emits a clicking sound when attempting to lock the lid try unplugging the machine for about 30 minutes. This will allow the washer to reset itself and continue with the lock and complete the wash cycle.

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Roper Washer Lid Lock Stuck

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At times the lid lock may malfunction and not allow the lid to be raised at the end of the spin cycle. This problem may be solved by unplugging the washer for about 30 minutes and allowing the washer to reset itself.

The lid lock on the Roper washer may become stuck if the striker is not allowed to function properly. The lid hinge mount screws may become loose and not allow the striker to make good contact. You may need to tighten any mounting screws that may be loose.

Roper washers have a lid lock feature which allows the washer to begin agitating after the washer has filled with water. If your washer fails to begin the wash cycle check the condition of the lid lock striker. If the plastic striker is broken it will need to be replaced.

Can You Bypass Roper Washer Lid Lock?

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Yes, you can bypass the lid lock feature on the Roper washer. First, you should check to see if there might be a loss of power to the Roper washer. Check the plug and all electrical breakers for the Roper washer.

To bypass the Roper washer lid lock access the top console by unscrewing the two screws on the back. Trim the two wires coming from the lock switch but do not cut the ground wire and strip the wires to add a connector and install them. Plug them back up together to bypass the lid switch.

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How to Bypass Roper Washer Lid Lock

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Sometimes you may be looking for a shortcut around a function of one of your appliances. You may be surprised that several features can sometimes be bypassed. This can usually be done with just some simple steps and a few tools.

To bypass the lid lock on the Roper washer unplugs the washer. Remove the hood on top of the washer and locate the lid lock and perform a bypass by joining the contacts with a conductor. Replace the hood, plug the machine in and this should get the washer going.

Many features on appliances are for safety reasons and for good reasons. Sometimes those can easily be bypassed if you wish to get around some of those safety features. Many have found it useful to bypass the lid lock on their Roper washer which stops the agitating when opened if operating normally.

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