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My washer needed a good clean so I removed the back and the top, easy to do, cleaned what I could, put it back together, the machine is not working at all. There is a green lever facing the washing machine to the right, it click in three places, I am wondering if this has moved and as a result the machine won't work. Also, their is a sensor for the lid, I have made sure this is shut so it does not sense that the machine isn't secure. What can I do, I am hoping it is a simple problem.

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  • okidd Oct 17, 2010

    Thanks for your reply. It is a Simpson Esprit 450 Heav;y Duty washer. Sorry my details were insufficient. Lifting the top of the loader mean the case and not the lid. I made sure the lid was shut when attempting to use the start button. You are right there is a thread there next to the green lever. It looked so simple but it is not familiar to the eye and I am not knowledgeable. My concern is paying out a lot of money for something minor to fix. Can you please let me know if the above helps you any further. The job of cleaning it up was not complete as I could in no way remove the bolt at the base of the tumbler so I did not remove anything vital. Thanks again

  • okidd Oct 17, 2010

    Hi Sorry to trouble you about the Simpson Esprit 450, but I have been able to determine with a freinds help what the problem is. It is to do with the green lever and switch beneath the washers lid that control the water flow once the lid is closed. As this is not happening and we have tried adjusting it I will call someone in. By lifting the lid and agitating the switch manually it will allow the water flow but it has to catch on something or jag unto something, it did work by closing the lid and the water did flow a few times but when we repositioned it to where it should be standing it stopped doing this. Is this something to do with the tension on the switch that it is latched unto (beneath the lid) which also control the green lever (which is positioned so that if the barrel is imbalanced it knocks against it and stops the cycle). Please assist.



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Need more info to help model # and brand _______ but i would think if it worked befor the cleaning then the problem is somethig like a wire is loose or something you can see . i would reck things inside that may have been moved by cleaning . mm and hope this hepls and thanks for using fix-ya mm

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