Another issue is that any wiring diagram or schematic is subject to copyright so no one should be publishing them on the Internet anyway. As far as I know there are no official repair manuals and schematics for UK washing machines and other appliances readily available.
Range becomes larger. While we haven't tried it, you could probably stop the switch from closing until you had 15 to 20kPa of pressure. Note,however, that the rubber diaphragm isn't designed to withstand these. Pressure levels, so there may be some long-term reliability problems. So what uses can be made of these switches? That depends on your imagination, but here are some suggestions: