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Lid switch isn't working

The lid switch is broken. the plastic screw guides have broken. the lid switch isn't registering that the lid is shut because it's dangling loose inside the lid. do i need to take the top off the washer, to remove and replace the switch?

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  • jamweb9425 Apr 26, 2009

    great help. thank you!

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Yes you do,yo can watcxh this video to show you how to remove the cabinet switch, maybye no t your switch but you cgain acess the same way/.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XIsK3W_Qcg

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