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I realized that my GE washer was not spinning because the lid actuator pad is missing. I can pull the hook to make it work, but it needs the pad. They cost about $30 for a small piece of plastic! Is there anything else I can do?  I believe the piece fell behind the clothes barrel into the machine.  Could I somehow open part of the machine to get it out?

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All that lid pad is ;is a strong magnet in plastic. find a strong magnet in a craft store. fridge magnets wont work they arent strong enough.

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