The most common reason that this problem would occur on that model washer is that the lid switch is broken. Check to see if it will click ok. If not, you may be able to push a pen or wooden Popsicle stick down into the slot to get it to switch on.
Even if it clicks ok, you would want to check it electrically be sure it will complete the circuit when engaged.
This is the switch on the top front right of the machine with the lid open. you will see two Phillip head screws holding it in place. easy fix is to unplug machine and take screws out of switch, clip wires and use wire nuts to connect another switch.
You do not need a new machine.
Even if it clicks ok, you would want to check it electrically ( Meaning with an ohm meter) be sure it will complete the circuit when engaged.
Either the lid switch is bad click or no click and needs to be tested with a meter, or the water control valve is bad.
If you can not teat them your self a hands on tech can test these parts and save you money by only replacing the faulty one.
Unfortunately I can not be there to use my test equipment.
This is a front loading washing machine and every time you turn the control knob to a wash cycle etc the machine goes straight to wash and does not fill with water. This happens for about 10 seconds and then the washing machine stops and door open light dimley lights red. Have removed the door switch to test (As you recommended) But I need to know which male connection/s in need to check for continuity on the switch? to confirm if this is the problem.