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Lifting cover of dryer to fix loose baffle.

How does top of washer lift up. Is it bolted,or clipped on?

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Usually their are two sheet metal screws to remove at the top rear of the washer lid/body,,,you must remove these,,,then remove any little brackets(some washers have little brackets which hold the top down) then you should be able to pry the top up with a screw driver,,,pry gently,,,if it will come at all,,it will come,,,but if it feels solid,,check for more points to remove screws.

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