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My washer wnot agitate unless i slam lid

My washer fills up then stops unless i slam the lid then it will start agitating

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Is the lid up during the filling process? the new washers will not agitate unless the lid is down. no need to slam the lid.. There is no pin to push the activator switch.. they are controlled with a magnet...

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The micro switch is held in with a little plastic clip. Over time the clip weakens and allows the micro switch to move away from the lever on the door. You have two choices. One is to buy a new micro switch. Or do like I did. I measured from the back of the washer to where and cut a dowel rod to fit between the back of the machine to the switch. This will move the switch forward enough to make contact with the lever.

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I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.

Read below

First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If
equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed.
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The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
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Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.

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