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The switch (activated by the door) I was able to get to the switch - but very hard to get to the gorunding wire. Does it need to be gorunded badly (probably does)? Is there an eaier way to get to it than just reaching with all my might? Does the back panel come off in less than a week?

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The switch is called the "Lid Switch". The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

It is difficult to reach the ground wire without removing the cabinet (as you described). It is actually fairly simple to remove the cabinet if you follow the instructions in the link I provided. To answer your question, "Yes", the switch should be properly grounded.

I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require additional assistance.

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