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I need to open the top of my kenmore washer...

I am trying to remove the top of my washer to install a new lid clip

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    Kenmore series 80 washer make load noise on spin, like out of balance. It's the washer that has a problem, not the load of clothes. What's wrong?

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Hi!

To remove the top use a pry tool or a putty knife and insert it straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. And under them would be the screws, open them.

Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector. See the following on how to do this---
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Now you can acces the lid clips.

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