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My machine fills up with water but won't start running. Previously when that happened, all I had to do was open and close the lid and it would start. I tried that, but it is just sitting there full of water. Is this an easy, cheap fix, or is it better to just buy a new machine?

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This is usually caused by the lid switch. These are inexpensive and easy to replace. There are videos at http://appliancehelponline.com/toplidswitchvideo.html that will walk you thru testing and replacing this part. It may be a different model but the testing will be the same. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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