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Need to know about safety switch on washer lid

Need to know about safety switch located on lid of washing machine that stops the washer from spinning. The washer will not spin or agitate due to this switch. A repair man said a plug came loose that this switch is attached to.

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First, this machine has an electronic motor. Check to see if belt is broken. If not then unplug for 2 minutes, plug back in and open and close lid 7 times slowly. This will reset motor. A common problem with this machine. I dont think it is the magnetic lid switch.

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