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WANT TO BYPASS THE LID SWITCH, HOW DO i DO THAT?

THERS NO REAL PROBLEM, i JUST WANT TO WATCH THE AGITATOR TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS OPERATING, i HAVE THE FEELING THAT IT IS NOT, BECAUSE WHEN i LIFT UP THE LID i DONT SEE ANY MOVEMENT.

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  • COACH_COWBOY May 16, 2009

    GOOD ANSWER FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS, TURNS OUT THE SWITCH IS THE CLOSED TYPE.

    MAHALO,
    COWBOY


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There are two kinds of lid switch. One operates when closed, and one when circuit is open.
You need use a multimeter to find out if the switch is open when on (with no electricity on wire when the lid is closed), or closed when on (you get electricity when lid is closed).
If circuit is open when on, then break the contact cutting the wire. If switch is closed when on, then jump the two wires together.
Do not operate the machine for a full cycle with lid switch on, be sure that you know what you are doing and follow all safety rules.

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