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How to Replace the Lid Lock on a Maytag Bravos

Maytag Bravos washers are top-loading units. When the top door is securely closed, the lid lock control is activated and a wash load is able to run. If the lid lock control is broken the washer will not run a cycle. The lid lock from the control panel can be removed and a new part ordered from a Maytag manufacturer or online or brick-and-mortar retailer.


Step 1

Move the Maytag Bravos washer away from the wall, then unplug the power connector from the wall outlet. 


Step 2

Remove the three screws from the back of the control panel using a Phillips screwdriver. 


Step 3

Lift the control panel toward the front of the washer.  Locate the lid lock control connected to the top door of the washer.


Step 4

Disconnect the wires to the lid lock control using needle-nose pliers. 


Step 5

Remove the screw connecting the lid lock control to a mounting plate, using a Phillips screwdriver. 


Step 6

Lift and remove the entire lid lock control.  Reinsert a new lid lock control part into the same position.


Step 7

Reinsert the screw into the mounting plate to hold the lid lock control in position. 


Step 8

Reconnect the wires to the lid lock control.  Lower the control panel back into place.


Step 9

Reinsert the three screws into the back of the control panel, then reconnect the power supply to the wall outlet. 

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Needle nose pliers