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Door interlock switch

Can I run an Hygena washing machine with the interlock switch on the door bypassed until I get a new one, The switch has 3 cables , 2 large , one small, I have checked the switch with a meter and it does not seem to be doing anything , I would like to know if I connect the 2 large cables together would this allow me to run the machine or have you some other advice on this matter.

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The door interlock switches are safety switches so the washers stops when the door is open if bypassed and the door is open could be a mess and damage floor so let your mind be your guide its not recommend by factories who are damage minded hope this helps but it wold work i mean if such a condition existed the washer would run

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Power If your washing machine won't start, begin by looking at the power source. First of all, is the washing machine plugged in? If it is, has it tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse? Check and reset the breaker (or replace the fuse) if necessary.

Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
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Lid Switch The main control for the washing machine is the switch inside the lid. If this has stopped working for some reason, your washing machine won't start. It's not especially difficult to troubleshoot this on a washing machine. You might have to open the top to access the switch. With the power on, depress the switch and listen for a click. If you don't hear one, the switch MAY BE BAD and will need to be replaced. Confirm defectiveness with a multi meter checking for continuity OHMS. An open circuit reflects a bad switch..
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NOT recommended for a handyman.
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