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Washer won't turn on at all

I have a Roper top load washing machine that will fill up with water but won't turn on into any cycle what so ever once it's filled. The wall socket is ok & was checked, but it's like there's no electrical power to it. The timer doesn't even run down. any suggestions? Model # RAX4232RO3 (was also wondering if it might have something to do with the lid button?)

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This is a very common symptom of a lid switch malfunction. This happens when the switch wears out. The switch may be loose or not making good contact. As you open and close the lid, you should hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch is activated. If you do not hear the switch, you will need to remove the console and exterior casing to access the switch. The lid switch on your model is located near the left lid hinge, and is activated by a small steel rod. Sometimes, all it takes is adjusting this rod by bending it slightly to make the switch activate. If you can get the switch to click or activate by hand, there's a good chance all you need to do is adjust the rod that activates it. If you attempt all these preliminaries, and the switch still does not seem to be working properly, replace it.

Replacement parts can be found at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and the lid switch will be located under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #8318084). You may also check repairclinic.com. They carry the SAME parts and sometimes offer a better price. For instructions on how to replace a lid switch, click on the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

I know the link is for a Kenmore or Whirlpool washer, but your washer is manufactured by Whirlpool and uses the same parts. This is a simple and inexpensive repair if you wish to accomplish this on your own. This total repair will cost you about $15 (if the switch is required). Let me know if you require addtional assistance.

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