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The washing machine fills up,then it stops.I believe the problem to be in the switch.Question is which one.Lid switch or selector.Which one is most likely?I live a long way from the nearest repair shop,so the house call will be over $100.and that is only to diagnose the problem.Once he orders the part,he will come back a week later,and its another $100 plus the cost of the switch.The selector switch is over $ tax.If I can't do this myself ,it would be just as cheap to buy a new washer.I hate to do this as my machine is a top of the line 5 year old Kenmore.How can I find out whitch one it is without tearing the machine apart?We got access to the switches,But is there a simple way to test.I am a 68 year old pensioner,with limited funds.Please help. Thank you

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  • Alexx1943 Oct 04, 2010

    This solution was right on.I did what you suggested,and the problem is the lid switch.You were a big help.Thank you so much


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Just unplug the two wires to the lid switch and temporarily tape them together thus bypassing the switch. If the washer works normal now then the lid switch is not working. If it still fill and stops then it's likely the selector switch. Try it on different settings such as low level and different types of washes to see if it works any where and advance it in the cycle to see if it works there.

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