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Dishwasher repair help and repair parts...
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...are failing in a strange way. The switch can be ohmed and will check ok, switch will make a "click" noise if you push a screwdriver down the hole to activate it, the switch body is not cracked or broken....but the switch is BAD!!
The internal workings of the switch has lost it's "value" and has weakened....means the switch must be pushed all the way down to activate it rather than being pushed about 1/2 down to activate the switch normally. When the washer lid is closed, the lid probe goes down through the hole but can no longer push far enough to activate the switch. I have changed about many of these in the last year for this problem.
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