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washer does not drain
It is not necessary to cut the wires. See this video ( on how to make a jumper for testing. You should not leave it jumped or bypassed...
Kitchen Aid washer has stopped working
The terminal on the motor receptacle where the white wire connects looks a little suspect. That is neutral to the motor and if the connection is not good, it won't work. See if you can clean that up...
washer does not drain
Yes, it may be the lid switch. It only affects drain and spin so go ahead and bypass it.

Kitchen Aid washer has stopped working
If the problem is that it will agitate ok but won't drain or spin then it's most likely a faulty lid switch. If it won't agitate either, take a close inspection of the motor wiring harness connector....
washer does not drain
We need the model number of the machine.

How to remove terminals from Kenmore washer lid switch connector
Just make sure the wings on the side of the terminals are bent outward a little bit and they should click into the new connector just fine.

help! dead end of trouble shooting
Then it sounds like a faulty control board which is no longer available for this model.

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