Thank you so much for your reply! Every time the top is lifted clips are falling, so your solution is greatly appreciated, have needed reliable help and you are the best! Another question, there are three wires, the green one you said not to bother, it was only moved in order to raise the top. There is a gray one and a brown one, are those to be taped together? If the part where the lid is supposed to strike is broken off, will this still work, and is this to just drain and spin the washer, or can one use the washer until parts and a tech can be afforded? Also, why won't the washer agitate normally? Thanks again.