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Lid lock how to bypass FAV6800 lid lock

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    dh1200s May 11, 2010

    Why do you want to bypass the Lid Lock? I don?t think you can easily by pass the LID lock and Lid Open/Closed functionality. Maybe someone can expand with some detail on the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW on how you would do that and have the machine function as designed?. I?m all ears. Are you having issues with OD or OP alarms to the console is the Left Lid lock not working? You can take the right lid lock and disconnect the plug from that lid lock and washer will operate as designed with just the Left Lid Lock. The Control Board is looking for Lid Open/Lid Closed from the magnetic reed relay in the Left Lid Lock. If you don't signal that connection and simply bypass you will throw a OD alarm after three completed wash cycles. I believe you can hard reset the Control Board (power down/power up the washer at the 120VAC source to reset the control board and clear the OD alarm. You might be able to bypass the lid locked signaling and maybe operate OK I have never tried that.

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