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Fills with water then stops

The washer fills up with water then stops. You lift the lid then slam it closed and it starts up again.

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It sounds like the lid switch is going out if you lift the top of the washer you will see it in there this is a safety feature for homes with small children if your kids are all grown and gone you can connect the two wires going to that switch to bypass it otherwise any appliance parts store will have these switches in stock they are usually around $15

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