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I turn on my washer machine it runs but at some point it turns off and i have to open the lid and slam it back down for it to turn back on

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Hi, You will need to change the lid switch. It is going bad.
If you will get me a model#, I can get you part# and instruction on changing it.

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The sensing switch for the lid has depressed from it's original location. Try to wrap a small amount of electrical tape to the end of the pin that goes into the small opening in the right rear. If this does not work, your machine will have to be turned on its side and the connector deep in by the top should be pushed on harder, Unplug it first and stop slamming, that solves nothing.

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