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Replacing switch on washer

I bought the part to replace the switch assembly on the top. How do I get to it on the washer? I have to take the top of the washer off I guess, but what is the easiest way? Remove the whole back? Thanks, Bobby Eff

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Re: replacing switch on washer

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. (These screws may be hidden by the trim pieces on the ends... if so, just use a small screwdriver and pry the trim pieces off... they just snap in and out.) 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 switch assy.

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Re: replacing switch on washer

Use a putty knife in the front to push the lid clips in one on each side this will release the top so you can get to the switch..

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