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Sears washer how do open for repairs

Last time I watched the repairman pull all 3 sides off to fix a leak. the leak is back but I can't remember how to pull the sides off...can you help?


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  • getelimi Oct 13, 2008

    HI Mike

    I was going crazy for a while because you have to move the plastic molding to get at the screws. Once I did this the rest was easy. The washer was overflowing...turned out the valve where the hoses are hooked up was stuck open...a quick trip to the parts store and $32.00 later the washer is fixed. Thanks for your help...George



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If it's a sears washer you remove the console screws one on each side,flip up the console and you will see 2 spring clips,take a flat screw driver and pop them out,unplug the lip switch jack,lift up the lid and put your hand on the lip and pull up and out and your ready to go to work on your leak,let me know more-mike

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • MIKE major Oct 14, 2008

    can you please get me a fixya rating?thanks-mike



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