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Replacing lid on old Maytag toploader

I want to transfer the lid from one old Maytag top loader to another. The lids are "hinged" with little balls that fit into a depression in the side of the lid and into a corresponding depression in the top of the machine. How can I pop the lid out of the "old" machine without ruining it and pop it into the "new" one"?



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  • hweaver Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks. I'll try this tomorrow and let you know how I make out.


  • hweaver Mar 11, 2009

    Amazing! It went just as you said. I did have the ball pop out several times, but we finally got it in.

    Many Thanks.




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Pull the lid back at angle and they will fall into tub.put one side in wet the other side and try to put ball on lid and slide it back into slot for lid ball.may be a hasssle but it will go into place.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

  • mike cooksey Mar 11, 2009

    Glad I was able to help.



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