Dodgy on/off switch on Whirlpool Washing Machine

I have got a Whirlpool Solutions 1000rpm AWM321 washing machine. The on/off switch is very temporamental. Most of the time a cocktail stick needs to be pushed in alongside it to ensure the machine remains on.
I have asked for the price of a new part locally and been quoted 21 (probably plus VAT) for part no. 481941029004.
Two questions - Is the problem likely to be fixed by buying a new switch? Anyone know where I can get it cheaper?
I've had the old switch out and had a play around with it. There seems so little to it yet I was unable to stop the intermittent problem of the machine stopping midcycle.
Any help appreciated
Charlie
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On Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:03:28 UTC, snipped-for-privacy@totalise.co.uk (Charlie) wrote:

CPC do fairly good pricing on some items; on others, it's the 'standard' price. For example, I had to get a new Creda grill element and that was 70-odd quid no matter where I went. However, my local washing machine repair shop wanted 12 quid for a set of Hotpoint brushes and 75 quid for a bearing and spider kit. CPC were a fiver and 15 quid respectively.
www.cpc.co.uk to get the phone number..but there is s small order charge of 3.95.
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