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Console panel won't go back in

I had to replace the lid latch on my Whirlpool LTE5243D washer/dryer. I was able to remove the console panel and make the repair but I can't get the panel back in. There are two console latches on the ends that move up and down with a spring. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • mikewp23 Dec 31, 2008

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    I already made the repair -- the entire control panel is what I'm trying to get back into place. I attached the parts list, hopefully it might help to see what I'm working with.


  • mikewp23 Jan 01, 2009

    Part # 31 is preventing the console from going back into place. There are springs sitting underneath the console locks (# 31) and they are only accessible when the console is flipped down.

  • mikewp23 Jan 01, 2009

    Note the springs that keep the locks in place. Perhaps they're in the wrong position?



  • mikewp23 Jan 01, 2009

    FYI: For anyone that is having a similar problem, here's the solution:

    Put your fingers in the side of the panel and press down firmly to push the slider down. The panel will lock into place when you release.

    Seems pretty obvious now :)

    Thanks for everyone's comments.


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The lip of the front slides under the base and sits on two tabs on the base. Ease the case forward and make sure the plastic tub hose is not pinching or you will get overflow. Plug the lid switch in and snap down the S clips.

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    Dan Webster Jan 01, 2009

    The console has hinges right? You stick those tabs in the holes after rotating down the console and push them backward into place.Then put the screws in. I would think this is not too hard.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 01, 2009

    Aggrevating ain't it? I would get some long screws and attach it back on either side if it was mine.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Jan 01, 2009

    I will have to make a note of it. Thanks

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