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Access pump filter on whirlpool WFW95HEXW2, no lower access panel

Wife washed her wedding and engagement ring (don't ask). E ring was in the door seal,W-ring gone. Think it's in the pump filter. What is best way to access it? Older models have a lower access panel. Ours a 2013 has a solid panel top to bottom...

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You have to wonder why Whirlpool would do away with the convenient front access panel but my guess is that a redesign
made the pump inacessible from the front so you are left with going in through the rear or underneath (!).

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you will have to remove the rear panel in order to remove the front panel. The bolt and clamp are inside the front panel.

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I use a putty knife about 2" inward , between the top and the front panel on each side . Give a good hit on one side while slightly pulling the front panel forewafd . Then do the other side . The front panel tilts foreward and hinges on the bottom with tabs . Then lift to remove .

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