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Close the Lid problem on GE Profile Harmony

When I start a cycle to wash, I get a popup window that says I need to close the lid. The cycle won't start.
If I bang on the lid hard enough, sometimes it starts.
Where is the switch located on this model so that I can inspect it and see if it needs replacing?

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Kevin, the switch is magnetic operation. You will have to remove the top to get at it. Do this by removing the back panel. Inside the panel on the left side will be 4 harnesses. Disconnect them. Remove the pressure switch hose from the tub. Remove the ground wire. In back on each side of the top panel there will be 2 phillip screws, remove them. Now lift the top from behind and slide foward. The whole top comes off. The lid switch will be on the underside just in front of the dispensor. You can test the sensor by using a magnet. Just open the lid and place a magnet just in front of the dispensor on the left side. The washer should work with the lid up. Catriver

Posted on Nov 30, 2007


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