Updated: Jun 14, 2019
On Sunday, Mother's Day, the washing machine switch (the dohickey that tells the machine that the lid is closed and, therefore, okay to spin) decided to go out. Great timing.
It had been on it's last legs for a while, rigged with a piece of wire coat hanger and some athletic tape. But it quit completely, and that was that.
Perfect Mother's Day gift...Happy Mother's Day, babe. Looks like you'll be spending some time at the laundry mat this week...don't worry, I didn't let that happen.
First stop, Google. Second stop, YouTube. Third stop, Home Depot. Google directed me to the YouTube video that gave me directions on how to bypass the switch. All you need is some wire and electrical tape, and viola, problem solved.
After I got back from Home Depot, it took less than 10 minutes to have the machine up and running again. Thanks Google.
I'm sure there is an underlying message, or maybe a couple, but I'll let you figure it out on your own...maybe with a little help from Google (see what I did there?)