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Machine filled with water and won't continue the cycle. pushed on the lid and worked for a few seconds and now won't work at all

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  • Richard Bedwell May 11, 2010

    sound's like bad door switch

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The lid has a safety cut out switch which prevents the unit from operating while the lid is in the open position. You need to locate this switch which is on the hinge side. Remove the control panel covers. The switch may just be loose or have a bad connection.

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