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I can't get the lid off a Whirlpool Quiet Wash washer. I'm trying to replace the lid switch. Help Steve

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Take putty knife and release 2clips in front between top and front panel about 2 to 3 inches from both edges push knife forward in gap and pull panel forward do this on both sides take a flashlight and you can see the clips then take the two screws on both sides that hold top panel on out then pull up on front of top panel then tap right side of top panel to unhook it from control panel be careful control panel will break easy then you will see a two wire connector holding going into control panel disconnect it and top panel is loose then change your switch

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