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How do you replace the front panel on a Maytag top loader washing machine?

I am guessing my machine is about 20 years old. There are two clips that loosely fit into slots on either side of the top of the panel that are used to attach the panel to the top part of the washing machine frame. There does not appear to be a way to attach the clips without having access to inside of the front panel, which seems to me impossible. And once you screw in the panel at the bottom, there is no way to get at the clips either to attach them. What am I missing?

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If these are the clips i'm thinking of set the panel in place then grab the bottom of panel and stand up so that the panel is parallel to the floor. Apply pressure as you lower the bottom back down. The clips should slip into the slots, but sometimes it takes a couple of tries. When it's good you will know then replace bottom screws.


If this doesn't seem right give me the model number (the one on the machine) and we'll figure out what is right.

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the stem kit, boot seal is worn and leaking. if not repaired soon the bearings on the tub and on the brake package will start to rust and sound like a train going by. After 15 years of service its probably time to replace. Call your local service company and get an estimate on replacement of the seals and weigh that against the cost of replacement of machine. hope this helps. please come back and rate my answer.

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