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Switch at the back of lid

What can I do to fix the switch at back of the lid? you have to push lid to the back when it is close for it to work.

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There are two screws that hold the switch in place.
You can adjust it to where it should be then tighten the screws.
To get to it (unplug it first), take off the front cover, 2 phillips head screws near the bottom, then tip it up and off ,remove the 2 screws that hold down the front of the top cover on the inside all the way in the front corners, and lift the front up. You'll see the switch.

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

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