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Kenmore top loader washing mashine style 158424000 The lid fell down hard and the switch that turns on the washer when the lid shuts is loose or broken and now washer won't turn on now when I put the top down anymore

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You have to replace it. Its called a lid switch. It costs around$ 45 to 50 bucks. It's really 2 screws and a plug under control panel.

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