A lid switch for disabling a top loading washing machine when the lid is raised is provided in which an arcuate arm passing downward from the lid near the hinge of the lid curves around the hinge axis into a space behind the lid under the top surface of the washing machine. A switch positioned above this top surface and having a downwardly extending operator may be actuated by this arm, the arm which serves to trap water from the washing machine tub area and by passing through a rim extending downward into the tub resists tampering with the switch. In on...
A switch assembly for a top-loading washing machine having a lid hinged at one edge to move about a hinge axis between a closed position with the lid substantially aligned with the top surface of the washing machine and an open position where an edge of the lid opposite the hinged edge is raised with respect to its position when the lid is closed the switch assembly comprising: a) an arcuate arm attached at a first end to the lid and extending downward therefrom below the top surface of the washing machine when the lid is closed and extending about the h...
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