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How do I raise the top to access the lid switch to replace it

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    Colleen Rodriguez Nov 30, 2008

    I also have a Roper washing machine, model number RAS8445KQO, and it will stop when the tub has filled and started washing but between the wash and rinse cycle it just stops.  It used to be that if I went and put all of my upper body weight on the lid, it would start back up but today even that stopped working.  I see from many google searches that the solution seems to be replaceing the lid switch.  How do I access that and replace it as I have never attempted anything even close to that.  



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