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Lid switch i used to have to lean on top of the lid to get it to cycle once it reached the 6min., now i have to put a pen down into the slot to get the switch to work, it is starting to slip & is getting more difficult to find a connection for that system to work, any suggestions??

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Yes...replace your lid switch. It is not normal to have to use an ink pen, lean on the washer lid, slam on the lid, or use any other means to operate the washer outside the normal functions that it was designed for. In many cases, you actually cause more damage to the appliance by not investigating the cause of the problem. A lid switch is a very simple and inexpensive fix. The following link explains how to replace a lid switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

In many cases a simple inspection of the lid switch is all it takes to fix it. It could be loose or not making proper contact. Repeated slamming of the washer lid or using a foreign object to get it work, however, may have damaged it. Check the mounting screws that hold the switch in place, first. If the screws are loose or missing, that may be all this required to get the switch to line up correctly with the lid strike. The lid strike is a small plastic piece that is physically mounted to the washer lid. The strike activates the switch through a slot as the lid closes. If the lid strike is broken or missing, this will also cause the same symptoms.

If the model number you have this listed under is correct, you can find replacement parts at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in the the model number and you can locate what you need under the "Top and Cabinet" heading. The lid switch is item number 11 (part #3949247) and the lid strike is item number 20 (part #358684).

I hope you find this information helpful. The total cost of your repair is less than $50 if you follow the instructions in the link I provided. Repair it yourself, save yourself from an expensive repair, and potentially get some longer years of use out of your washer. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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