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Broken Lid -- where can I get a new one?

Last week, one of the two tabs on the back of the lid of our Hoover premier 710 4.0kg washer broke off. Unfortunately, it was the tab that pushes down a little button when one closes the washing machine. If the button is not pressed down, the machine won't run. It looks like it is pretty easy to remove the lid (the hinge on the left side slides back and forth). Does anyone have a good source for a replacement lid?

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