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Hi my name is Christine, the last couple I times I did the laundry I have noticed I have to close the lid a little bit harder then normal to get the washer to start

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  • Timandthemrs Jul 16, 2008

    Ty for your assistance. I will have a new lid switch installed and see if it helps.

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You lid switch is probably going bad.

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