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My washing machine fill up but no longer starts unles you bang on the lid. Now it won't even work doing that.

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The lid switch is likely faulty and will need to be replaced. You can get one from partselect website or repairclinic website. I recommend partselect. If you desire, you can test the switch with an ohmmeter in ohm position. Should have infiinity reading with lid closed and no reading while open.

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