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My Speed Queen washing machine has a broken plastic knob that you pull on to start the machine. It has broken because the crew it is attached to is stiff and my hiusegirl pulled it so stringly to try and start the machine it broke. I have sprayed the screw with WD40 but no change. There are no repair men on this Pacific Island but I can import parts. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks Anne

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Here are three links you may be able to find parts and and diagrams showing how it goes together. If you take your part out you may be able to see why it's so hard to operate.

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