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Kenmore Model 27032 lid problems

I just got my new top loading washer, and when I hit start the "lid" light comes on and the washer won't start. I don't know if I'm missing a part on the lid because its like the lid just lays there nothing actually will lock or catch.

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  • fisherman424 Sep 12, 2007

    I'm not sure what you mean by lid switch but there is a locking thing on the front side of the washer. I looked at a new one at Sears today and I don't think I'm missing any parts. They told me that the lid just sits on top of the opening and then it locks.

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Look for the lid switch and press on it manually. Let me know if it will operate the machine.

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