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Water valve replacement

I need to replace the water valve on my Kenmore top load washer. What are the steps to opening the back and replacing the valve?

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Re: Water valve replacement

DON'T OPEN THE BACK!!!! This is done from the front. You must remove the outer cabinet first. UNPLUG YOU WASHER BEFORE CONTINUING! 1.) Remove the 2 phillips screws on either side of the control panel and rotate the panel up and out of the way. 2.) There are 2 brass colored clips under the panel. One on either side. Poke your screwdriver into the slot (the tip of your screwdriver will be facing down) and pry backwards toward the wall to remove these. 3.) Disconnect the white electrical connector that's plugged into the top of the cabinet. 4.) Now tilt the entire cabinet toward you. Bring it to a 45 degree angle... this will release the clips. Then lift and pull it off of there and set it aside. You now have access to the water valve.

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The water temperature selection switch would be what I would check next.

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