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I need to replace the switch that starts the washer when it's closed.The switch has fallen apart.Where I can get a switch and what is the approximate cost. The switch is 0.5 HP ,125v and 60 Hz.The washer is 10A 120v 60Hz. Thanks.

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I bypassed mine , got a connector and hooked the wires together. Runs with lid up or down, just remember to keep children away from washer and don not reach into tub while running.

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