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Switch-lid install switch lid door plunger slides under switch no contact

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    how to get to the lid switch?

  • bjobotts Jul 12, 2008

    Close lid on TL Kenmore and a part (small spring) fell out and washer would not begin its cycle. Put hand under rim and got shocked but washer started working. Now when touch with screw driver sparks fly and washer starts to start but quits as soon as I **** screwdriver out. Can this switch be by-passed? Or do I need to find another swithch to put under lid

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