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Lid will not engage safety switch , closing lid does not engage safety switch , i have to wedge something in it

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    FAV6800A FAV9800A May 11, 2010

    What is the model number of your machine? The problem you describe doesn?t sound like a FAV6880A or FAV9800A TL machine. With the Model Number maybe someone can help you with your issue.

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Either the pin on the lid has broken, or the switch mounting bracket has broke or the screws losened and the pin cannot push the switch enough. If the switch is mis-positioned, you'll have to open the washer top and check out the switch mounting. Goodluck< Macgivor

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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