elekm: I thank you for the input. Yes, I am doing what is necessary.
I just noticed that the pilot lamp on the AW-1 does not light when the roll is finished (as it should). I am starting to think I should just return the camera and AW-1. It is just too much trouble to get things working correctly. I have a repairman who thinks he can fix the meter switch, but he cannot work on the AW-1. I think the cost/benefit ratio here warrants a return, and KEH will gladly accept a return or exchange.