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Have to slam the lid so that the washer will start.

Slam the lid hard and when you push the button it starts.

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It is a faulty switch about to go bad that interupts the signal for safety. Repair Clinic.com sells them. Enter the make and model number then order it. Easy to change out ususally.

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