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I have an older Roper washing machine. It's probably 12 years old. It has just developed a problem where it will stop in the middle of the wash cycle and just sit there. If I open and close the lid, it starts back. Is this a problem with the lid switch (for lack of a better term), or is it time to retire it altogether?

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Transmission or timer is bador going bad,or there is a switch i have an old whirlpool and roper which is made by whirlpool/kenmore that does same thing hope that helps its at least a start

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