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Getting top off

How do you get the top off? Most of the online help indicates that there are usually two clips in the front that you can push down with a putty knife. However, my Kenmore model (it's a front loader, 700 series; the model number seems to be 110.67741600) seems to have brackets on the right and left sides, about an inch from the front, with nothing obvious to push or slide to remove the top.

I have gotten several coins stuck, presumably in the baffles, but I need to lift up the top first.

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Re: Getting top off

Make sure the power is off. we will try another way. go to the back
there are 2 brackets left and right. take off.slide top forward.this should help. you will then see the clips at the front.

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