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Need to replace rusted top on washer. Have top, just can't figure out how to get to the screws holding it on. Have schematic. Will transfer existing lid and switch to new top. Thanks

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  • tdrathompson May 13, 2009

    Figured it out. Remove the console, mark and unplug all wires and the water level tube. Remove the three screws on the bottom of the back panel, and release the plastic tab near the bottom. This frees the back panel which will tilt back. The entire top and three sides are loose now. Pick it up off of the metal tabs on the bottom frame. Flip it over and remove the top, and reverse for installation.

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Some have 2 or 3 screws on back when released push lid forward or backwards, others are more tricky the front panel has to be removed this can be snap connectors or hidden screws under the panel .

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