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How to open washer to check and fix lid switch

My washer only fills water but doesn't start to agitate and also can't drain. When I pull out the drain pipe no water comes out. Sounds like a lid switch problem right?

How do I open the washer to fix the lid switch without pulling it out of my closet?? Please help. Thanks for your help.

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The switch seems okay on mine and the lid lock light was on.What now?

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Can you temporaly fix the lid switch until you can find another one? Just to make it work for a day or so.

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The lid switch can be changed without removing from closet for sure,you can remove the angular access panel between the2 units youll see 2 brass clips holding the cabinet to the top, slide the entire top toward you to remove. its located under there. there may be 2 screws across the rear of main top holding down as well but yea pulling out will get you kn more access to any component

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