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Wont spin unless you use a tool to depress the contactor in the little slot on top of washer lid..seem like the piece is loose or has lost a and spins fine if you hold piece down with tool....stupid ? how do I raise the lid...dont want to break it my wife will kill me..ha

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You cant raise the lid. You have to take the sides off the top panel, and unscrew the two phillip head screws. Then remove the two brass clips(very strong). Then pull the whole cabinet off. Then repair lid sw. Be carefull when putting cabinet back on, you have to make sure the back of cabinet goes on the rail with the clip into it, if you dont put back on right it will vibrate.

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The most common reason for this problem is the Lid Switch. If the lid is not closed, washer will not go into extract (drain) & then spin cycles. Check the lid to see if the plastic piece that pushes the switch down is broken off. You can simulate "Lid Down" condition by depressing switch with a screwdriver. It's located on the right side of the wash drum / tub. There is an oval slot there & you should hear & feel a click when pressed down. Look directly above that slot on the lid bottom for the plastic piece that is commonly broken off.
If it is, you can apply a temporary fix by wedging something in the slot to depress switch while you order a replacement part.


Operating washer with this interlock defeated can cause severe injury!
Washer will continue to spin with the lid up!

You should use this technique for troubleshooting purposes ONLY!
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In most cases all brands will fill and agitate with the lid open, but will not drain or spin with the lid up.
It sounds to me like your lid switch is either bad or misaligned.
The first thing to check is the actuator plunger on the lid. Make sure it hasn't fallen or been broken off. Look for a piece hanging down from the lid that looks like a little finger that when the lid is closed, would hit and depress the lid switch ,which is under the top of the washer.
If it looks like the actuator is good shape then the lid switch is either bad or misaligned. Take a pencil or a bic pen and depress the lid switch. Making sure your washer is plugged in and in the spin mode. If it begins to rotate to spin and drain then see if a screw has fallen out that holds it in place or became loose not letting the actuator hit it correctly.
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Check your lid switch. It may be loose or not making good contact. If you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, check to make sure the lid strike in still intact. This is a small plastic piece mounted on the lid that pushes down on the switch through a slot on the wash tub opening on the right hand side. If this piece breaks off, it will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch. Next, check the two mounting screws on the right side of the wash tub opening to make sure they are tight. These are the mounting screws for the lid switch. Sometimes they come loose and the switch does not make proper contact. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it. A replacement can be found at Just type in your model number and the part will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part number 3949247). For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

You can by-pass the lid switch to drain the water by performing the following:

1. Unplug the washer and remove the console and case.
2. Unplug the lid switch connector from the timer and remove the entire lid switch assembly from under the washer case.
3. With the old lid switch assembly in hand, cut the square white connector plug off the end leaving about 2 to 3 inches of wire.
4. Clip the middle wire (green, or green and yellow) flush leaving the two black wires. Strip the wire ends and twist together using a wire nut or wire crimp. You have now made yourself a by-pass plug.
5. Plug the by-pass into the lid switch receptacle on the timer and place washer case back in place.
6. Plug unit back in and move the selector know to the final spin cylce. Pull the start knob and the washer should begin to drain.

It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT run the washer for exended periods of time with the lid switch by-passed as this is a designed safety feature of the washer. And, for your own safety, do not run the washer with the exterior case removed.

This is a simple and inexpensive repair. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you require further assistance.

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The symptoms you describe are typical of a broken lid switch. The lid switch is located under the washer top on the right hand side. It is activated through a slot by a small plastic piece on the lid called a "lid strike". Make sure the lid strike is still installed and not broken. Make sure the lid switch itself is not loose, as well. There are two mounting screws along the washer tub opening that hold it in place. If the screws become loose the switch will not make contact with the lid strike when the lid is closed. If you need to replace the switch or lid strike, the parts are available at Just type in your model number and look under the "Washer Top and Lid" heading on the next page. The lid switch is listed as item number 22 (part #3355806) and the lid strike is listed as item number 16 (part #358684). Both parts combined will cost you about $30. If you have further questions and/or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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I'm having a little trouble understanding the question because of the spelling, but this sounds like a typical lid switch not making contact either by the depressor on the lit itself or the switch is broken. try depressing the switch with a screwdriver and see what happens. The lid switch will be in a little slot in the top inside where the lid closes.

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