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Hello, my husband knocked the little switch off the underside of top which controlled the spin cycle, now what do i do

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Do you mean the little prong that sticks into the lid switch to make the lid switch funtion so that it can spin you need to order the piece that he broke off on the lid or If he is mechanically inclined have him open the top find the lid switch connection and use a jumper wire from positon 1 to positon 3 on the lid switch wire connection this makes the unit run normally whether or not the lid is open or closed if he is mechanically inclined two phillips scews in back of unit to open the head

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