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My Kenmore topload washer won't start. I put a load of laundry in and it filled up, then completely stopped and won't drain or agitate or anything at all. I've checked the power source and that is not the problem. What else could it be?

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Hi,

If you have power and will do nothing after filling the problem is most likely due to the lid switch.

The washer is designed to not allow the motor to run without the lid being closed, if the lid switch breaks, the machine thinks the lid is open and will not allow the motor to run.

If you want to make the repair yourself there are a couple good video clips that will show how to do this, I have put a link to them at the bottom of this note.

If you need help finding the part, you can get Kenmore parts from Sears. I can help you look up what you need if you can get me the complete model number from the tag that is visible with the lid open.

Lid Switch Videos

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