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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Urgent washer question
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2009, 07:47:17 AM »

How dangerous is it?  
Several people have said it is an ok temporary fix

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Offline al10

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Re: Urgent washer question
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 08:03:56 AM »
Thanks for the information, be totally assured that will not happen.  The machine will be monitored and completely turned off before the lid is lifted.  Are there any other safety issues?  Thanks. 

Offline al10

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Re: Urgent washer question
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2009, 11:51:50 PM »
Can any type of wire be used as jump wire for lid switch wires if there is no way to buy romex, etc.  Can old extension cord, telephone wire be stripped and used?  It is an old cherry type lid switch assembly.  The part the lid strikes is broken off.  Thanks.

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Urgent washer question
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2009, 12:10:29 AM »
Please tell us what part you need to correctly repair this washer.

Do you need part #
359807, Lid switch actuator?

or do you need part # 279347, Lid switch?

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Offline al10

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Re: washer
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2009, 07:58:26 PM »
  Thank you, your help is definitely appreciated!  The parts in the photo look similar but different colors, etc.  Since it has been awhile since the washer has worked, I tried something that got it to drain at least, thanks to everyone's expert advice here.  The washer also has some problems with agitating, it will only fast agitate, normal agitating happens once in a blue moon.  It looks like the whole thing is going to need to be replaced eventually, I would feel bad about going too far out of the way getting a lot of new parts until it's known how much time it has left.  You all are the BEST anywhere!  Thanks again!       


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