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Re: I need to remove the back panel on my top load...
Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it. # 2
Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them. # 3
Flip the console up, back and out of the way. 4
Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up. # 5
Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free. # 6
Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently. # 7
Remove the washing machine cabinet. Tilt the cabinet towards you, and then lift the entire cabinet up and off of its platform.
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Their are three small screws at the bottom of the panel (FLOOR LEVEL) once these are removed you can pull out on the bottom of the panel to remove..Then you can place a shallow pan under the drain pump then remove the cap and strainer to clean......
the top does not come off by itsself. you need to remove the control panel two screws on the back and possible two screws on the bottom corners and slide the panel forward. the remove the two clips that hold the case together with the back of the washer panel.then tilt the cabinet forward to remove it
yes the water inlet valve is bad! might be easier to remove the base, when you remove the base the back stays connected to the frame. just unplug the machine,remove the end caps on your control panel and remove the screws holding it on, them pull slightly forward and up to fllip the control panel back it has plastic hinges on top,be careful not to break them. then unplug your lid switch, with a screwdriver remove the 2 gold clips that hold the base to the back panel, then open your lid lift from back towards you and the whole base will come off leaving the back panel and frame, should be a whole lot easier to replace the valve, then replace reversing your steps , when you are lifting off the base look at the bottom of machine through your lid and you can see how to put it back on the frame! not to hard!
you have to remove the screws 1 on each side of the control panel ,then flip the panel up and remove the clips should be 1 on each side,then you can lift off the whole cabinet at 1 time leaving just the tub and backing,
If you've removed the screws and the panel sticks, tapping on each side will knock it loose. The panel should drop down, then off. You can also try propping the two front feet of the washer up slightly for better access. A 2x4 works real well. This will allow more room for the panel to drop and gives better access to the screws. The washer is very heavy, so you may need some assistance to lift the front. Either lift from the bottom, or place your hands on the front facing of the cabinet to push the washer back. DO NOT push on the door or control panel.
If you still need assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
REMOVE THE 2 SCREWS ON TOP DOWN AT THE BASE OF THE CONTROL PANEL, SLIDE IT FORWARD A BIT AND LIFT IT UP IT IS HINGED IN THE REAR. NOW REMOVE THE TWO BRASS LOOKING CLIPS FROM THE TOP AND REMEMBER HOW THEY GO BACK UNDO THE LID SWITCH CONNECTOR(IT LOOKS LIKE IT GOES THROUGH THE TOP DOWN INSIDE). NOW GRASP THE CABINET AND PULL TOWARD YOU TILL THE BOTTOM DISENGAGES FROM THE WASHER BASE.NOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE LID SWITCH
remove left right edge trims of control panel
remove phillips screws from bottom edges of control panel
slide control panel forwad and up ~1inch
flip control panel over the back
remove bronze body springs
remove lid switch connector
lift body ~1inch slide forward and off
have you tried just leaning the washer back ?? if that is not a calypso the bottom is card board and just pulls down pump is on front end of motor 2 clips 2 hose clamps ..if calypso remove screws in bottom pump back right corner as far back as i can remember all full size top load kenmore washer pumps were accesible from bottom that's 35 yrs by the way