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Washer/Dryer Hi -- I have a WSM2480DWW GE Spacemaker Washer/Dryer unit and need to fix the lid switch. To get accss to it I need to open the front panel but there are no screws anywhere. Do you know how to get that panel off? I've tried pulling and prying, etc... Thanks!

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  • Thomas Lincoln Mar 16, 2007

    Thanks catriver, that helped. There are indeed two white plastic clips there but a putty knife won't work. There's a small space in the center of the clips that a small square-head screwdriver will fit into. I had to shove it in and press down on the screwdriver until I sort of forced the top of the machine outward just enough so the other parts of that clip would let go, then the top of the machine could be lifted enough to get at the lid swtich. The front panel wouldn't drop as expected, there may be more clips for that.
    Thanks for your help! This site was the only place I could get assistance.



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Lincoln, there should be two clips on each side just below the top. Take a puddy knife and push in on the clips. The front panel should release and pull foward. back.

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