My Darling Wife reported our clothes washing machine inoperable. The problem was traced to the lid switch being flaky. I googled up this page written by JW Webster. It has a video showing how to replace a lid switch.
I was surprised that the control panel flips up and out of the way. My mind was slightly blown when the whole frikken outsides of the machine came off in one piece.
Anyway, +1 for this cat and thanks Jesus for the Internet.