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The washer won't go in to the spin or drain mode. i believe it to be the door switch because it was out of the hole located on top of the washer and laying loose there. i know when you open the door (top loading) and you're in the drain or spin mode it stops. how do i get to that switch to repair of replace it? i have estate Part#3954250 washer. thanks

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You are right on with your diagnosis. The following link explains how to access and replace the lid switch:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r397101-replacing_lid_switch

Let me know if you have any questions along the way. I hope this helps you.

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