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My washer fills up with water and then stops. We have been able to make it work for the last year by hitting the top of the lid. Now even that does not work?

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Replace the lid switch

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Hello, So unit should fill with water though right? Just no spin and drain. more than likly you have a bad lid switch. look and see if there is a hole somewhere on the frame. usually on the lid you will see a actuator that plunges into the lid switch. When you close the lid you should hear a click if there is no click you a bad lid switch.

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This is a typical symptom of a defective or loose lid switch. If you open and close the washer lid, you should hear a clicking noise as the lid switch activates. The lid switch is usually located on the right-hand side under the washer casing rim. It is activated through a small slot, by a plastic piece on the lid called a lid strike. There are two mounting screws adjacent to the slot that hold the lid switch in place. Sometimes the screws come loose, or the lid strike breaks off, causing the switch not to activate. Or..the switch simply fails over periodic use. This results in the symptoms you describe. The washer fills, but fails to spin or drain. This is a simple repair that you can accomplish yourself. For step-by-step instructions, please refer to the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385198-replacing_lid_switch

If you require assistance in locating replacment parts and/or have further questions, please post back with your complete model number (located aorund the tub rim), along with your comments. That way I can assure the accuracy of any part numbers.

NOTE: Use care not to slam the washer lid. This can also cause premature failure of the lid switch components.

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