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Push on lid to get the washer to work.

How can I fix the "lid closed" lever? I was able to put a heavy bottle on the lid and it would work, then 2 bottles, etc. Now I have to push on the lid with my body or push the "lever" with my finger for it to work. How can I fix this so I can go and do other things while I get laundry done? Thank you in advance!!

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  • Jen Driezen Jun 15, 2007

    I'm getting the part today and would love it if you could give me a step-by-step. Thank you!

  • Jen Driezen Jul 09, 2007

    The washer is working great again! Thanks for offering to help but it turned out to be a pretty simple job. I got the part and it's done! Thanks again!

  • cdawdy Mar 13, 2009

    The tub of my washer fills with water and then never starts the agitation cycle. If I lift the lid several inches and then drop it, it starts working again. I suspect it is the lid switch, but I cannot find where it is in the machine. Other sites link to MSN groups which is now closed.

    Do you have instructions on how to replace the switch?



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The item you are talking about is called the "lid switch". It is not normal to have to place anything on top of the switch in order for it to work properly. In fact, you may have caused more damage than good. The switch has to be replaced and runs about $35 US. Don't know what it would cost up north. If you decide to replace yourself, let me know and I can give you step-by-step tips.

Posted on Jun 15, 2007

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Jul 08, 2007

    Do you still need assistance on replacing the switch or am I too late?



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