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Where is the lid switch located on my wash

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Your lid switch should be visible, around one of the 4 sides of the lid. It will not be on the lid itself, it will be on the "top" of the machine.
You must open the top to get to the switch.
One kind of machine has a tiny white button at the back of the machine, right near the control panel.
To be sure, although I don't remember seeing one, it is even possible your switch is hooked to the hinge of the lid inside the top so you can not see it without raising the top.
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The average price is about $20 - $30. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare.

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searspartsdirect.com
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