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Re: How do I disconnect the console from the washer body,
Using a putty knife, place under the corner of the console from the front. Pushing straight in, you should feel a retaining clip. Push in to release, while lifting at the same time. The console should pop off. I hope this helps you.
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Remove power to the unit.
Locate the console and remove two phillips head screws. Most
models have them in the front, bottom of the console. In some of the newer models they are located in the back, bottom of the console. Some washers require you to remove two end caps on the console to access the screws.
After you remove the two screws, slide the console slightly forward and then up. The console will then hinge to the back of the washer.
With the console now hinged back, locate the lid switch harness.
Disconnect the harness and check for resistance between the 2 grey wires (outside) on the lid switch connector connected to top of washer. With the lid down the circuit should read no resistance. If the circuit is open(infinite resistance) then the switch needs to be replaced. You can also use a insulated jumper on the lid switch harness to determine if its the switch.
To replace the lid switch you will now have to remove the cabinet. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the two clips holding the back of the washer to the outer shell of the washer.
Disconnect the lid switch harness(If not still disconnected).
You can now pull the outer shell away from the washer. Do this by
grasping the outer shell (I open the lid and grab it there.) and tilt the shell forward (toward you) and out. The shell is now removed and you can see the tub. Be careful not to bend the outside walls of the shell when removing and setting aside. This will help greatly when reinstalling the shell. Remove the 2 screws attaching switch to cabinet. Remove the screw connecting the ground on the cabinet. Use a flat blade screwdriver to push tabs on lid switch connector block to remove. Finally remove the whole harness from the 2 remaining retainer clips under the cabinet. Install new lid switch harness assembly and reassemble washer.
The usual cause of such leak is a damaged or worn drain pump. Replace it to solve the problem. It can be accessed from the back if it is a belt drive machine or from the front if it is a direct drive. Make sure to unplug the machine before servicing.
Cabinet Removal Procedure (Direct Drive machines) Remove the console depending on the model of your machine.
If the console is secured by screws, simply remove the screws, lift the console up then flip it to the back of the machine. On some models, the screws are hidden under the console's removable end caps. Pull the end caps to the front of the machine to access the screws. If the console is not held by screws, use a putty knife to release the retaining clips under the front corners of the console. Insert the putty knife blade and push it until the clips are released.
Disconnect the lid switch connector from the body of the machine.
The body of the machine is held on to the back panel by two retaining clips. Use a flat blade screw driver and insert it to the lip of the clip and push it to the back of the machine.
Lift the lid and grab the front of the machine's body. Brace the machine's body with your knee, lift and pull it towards you to remove it. You now have the access to the drain pump.
Reinstall the cabinet in reverse order of the procedure above.
For belt drive washers, remove the access panel on the back of the machine to access the drain pump. Drain Pump Replacement Procedure
Remove the spring clamps that hold the hoses to the pump. Compress the spring clamps and move it away from the pump.
The pump is held on to the motor by two retaining clips. Pry the clips away to remove the pump from the motor.
Remove the hoses from the pump and install the new pump in reverse order of the procedure above.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
Disconnect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of
the cowl grille so that the in-line connector remains with the washer
hose from the fresh air plenum.
Disconnect the washer hose from the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Remove the filler tube screw.
Hoist and support vehicle on hoist or jack stands.
Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
Disconnect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Drain washer fluid from the reservoir and into a suitable clean container. This can be done by disconnecting the windshield washer hose
from the front (outboard) washer pump and allowing the washer fluid to
drain into a container through a temporary jumper hose connected to the
front washer pump.
Disconnect the electrical body harness connectors to the
washer pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on
the connector to the release position, then, depress the black tab and
pull the connector off the pump or sensor.
Remove the two reservoir mounting screws.
Disconnect the reservoir from the body mount by raising the
reservoir upward slightly and then down so that the reservoir filler
neck and front washer hose pull through the opening in the front fender
Push filler neck and front washer hose through the opening in the
front fender side shield. Connect the reservoir to the body mount by
lowering the reservoir down.
Install the two reservoir mounting screws. Torque screws to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the electrical body harness connectors to the washer
pump motors and the fluid level sensor. Slide the red lock on the
connector to the closed or locked position.
Assure that washer is properly routed to prevent pinching and possible inoperative washers.
Connect the left right front wheelhouse splash shield and move aside.
Install the right front wheel and tire assembly.
lower vehicle from hoist or jack stands.
Install the filler tube screw. Torque screw to 8.5 - 11.3 Nm (75 - 100 in. lbs.) .
Connect the washer hose to the hose clip located on the front fender side shield.
Connect the washer hose at the in-line connector forward of the cowl grille.
Install the engine fresh air housing inside the engine compartment.
If your washer is a kenmore /whirlpool then you need to flip up the control panel after removing screws on either side of the console. Some models have plastic shoulders that hide the screws some have the screws int he read. Flip up the console and unplug the lid switch quick connect. Pop the 2 clips on the rear of the washer and tip the body foward. On a GE you get the front panel off by compressing spring clips between the top and front. then remove screws from the facing that hold down the top. You will then wiggle out the top and unplug the disconnect. On a maytag washer you remove the control console to get to the lid switch.
on rear of console remove the 2 screws 1 on each corner..console lifts and rolls backif switch on right under lid remove clips on each side cabinet then lifts from back to front and lifts off if switch ic under left side of lid at rear make sure hinge scres are tight on left hinge and lid hinge is striking switch solid if not push hinge at curved section toward back of washer
You need to remove 2 screws in console. They might be in back, on ends or in front ends. If you can't see any, they are under the console end caps. To remove end caps, pry off by pulling caps towards outside from center part of cap. Pry toward you and towards outside. Then remove 2 screws and flip console up and back. Unplug connector to washer cabinet. Remove 2 gold colored clips by inserting straight screwdriver in them and prying back. Make not of their position first. Now tilt cabinet toward you and slide forward and off base. To replace, tilt cabinet and slide under frame in front. Now lower cabinet on to frame, making sure cabinet is on frame on sides. Re-install clips by placing them in position and pushing down with palm of hand. Plug in connector, lower console and install screws.
The console should come off by placing a putty knife under the front corner of the console. Push straight in, while lifting up. The console should pop off exposing two brass colored clips that hold the main body on. Remove the clips and the whole casing should come off the frame. I hope this helps you.