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I have to slam the lid on my washer to get the load to start washing. Is this easy to fix?

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You need to replace your saftey switch under the rim of the washer because it is sticking. This is not an easy fix because the maching will need to be taken apart.

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


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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The load won't start.


It sounds like you have a bad lid switch.It's an easy fix.You can get the part at your local appliance supply.

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