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I opened the lid during of my maytag washer during the spin cycle and now it won't start up again. Help.

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Hi,
Check the lid switch... being that you did that and it now won't start that is the most likely thing that failed... ifthat does not make again the washer will not run..

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Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.

Read below

First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If
equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed.
Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will
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The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for
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Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.


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