Why does my washing machine stop mid cycle?

Every time there is a stop on the cycle the washing machine stops. To get it to start again you have to press on the lid. I am looking to fix this problem so that it can do a complete cycle without having to press on the lid four or five times. Thank you!

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@beachgirlkel what is the exact model number of your washer? Where do you press on the lid? You do have a multimeter to possibly check the lid switch?

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Cause 1

Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer may stop mid-cycle. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test each of the lid switches for continuity. If a lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

Cause 2

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the washer door is not latched shut, the door switch prevents the washer from operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer may stop mid cycle. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged or does not latch properly, replace it. To determine if the door lock has failed electrically, consult your washer’s diagram and use a multimeter to test each of the door lock switches for continuity. If one of the switches does not have continuity, replace the switch.

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