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Light stuck on Rinse, won't run but has power...

I recently encountered this problem with my kenmore 20172 commercial washer and I found out that it was due to the lid switch.  Over time if you allow the washer lid to drop down hard it can cause the lid switch underneath to separate.  When this happens the switch won't respond and the washer won't run.  To solve this problem I  took the switch off by taking off the two small screws that hold the switch together and used some electrical tape and taped the switch closed.  I ran one horizontally and one vertically.  This solved the problem and it's easy to do.  Hope this information can help someone out.

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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