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Machine fills then dies...will not go to next cycle...may be lid switch however washer is full of water... 1. I s there a way to manually drain the washer 2. Is there a way to check the swtch before replacing it ? it seems to be in a very weird location and on this unit the left lid pin activates the switch ...I am not sure if it activates it by forward/backward movement or up and down...it seems I can get my hand on it.

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1. Besides disconnecting the inlet hose on the pump - or using a wet-vac.....no.

2. To check the lid switch (not likely your issue) you can jumper out the switch by temporarily installing a wire inbetween the 2 poles of the switch.

If you jumper it out - and still find it is not advancing - your TIMER is actually the culprit.

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once you remove the timer to get the right one.

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