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Replacement od lid switch clothes washer

Lid switch broken, got new switch . how do i put it in?

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Check out the video at the link I am providing and see if it helps you in replacing the lid switch. Sure hope it does and best wishes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC8SY3cU1Yc&feature=PlayList&p=A8EAB62928245279&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=61

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