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Lid switch won't click

When I close the lid, the switch won't click. If I stick my hand under it and hold something (because I can't see what I'm actually holding) and push on the gray piece, it clicks. Sounds like something is loosse/broken. It is a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer. How can I get access to the switch to see what's actually wrong? How can I remove the top of the machine easily/without breaking anything else? Any thoughts?

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Whirlpool has no panels. Tilt your machine backwards as far as you can so as to allow you to view the lid from underneath. there you will see a lever that makes contact with the limit switch as you open and close it. See what the problem is and rectify

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