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How do I lift the lid to get the shell off .  I am replacing the pump. i have the top where switches are laid back, now how do i open the top

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You are on the way.  Since you have the switches laid back now with clear space in front of the washer.  Remove the Screws from the back and roll the whole Body forward.  This will expose the inner workings of the washer for you.  I like to bring the washer out of the house to an open area to do this.  It makes the job a whole bunch easier. The lid does not pop up.

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This video is not model specific to yours, but is helpful...

CLICK HERE for additional helpful links on bypassing to check - and knowing that the switch is bad - even though it's resistance checks good.

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nplug the machine. Remove the end caps on both sides of the console by putting a flat screwdriver in the top of the end caps from the back and gently prying up. Remove the two Phillips screws holding the corners of the console down. Lift the console and gently fold back. Unplug the lid switch. That's the 3-wire quick disconnect below the timer. (If you have a high price model, you'll have three hoses under a plastic cover on the left. disconnect those hoses before going further.)
Using a flat screwdriver remove the gold clips holding the cabinet to the back. Place the blade of the screwdriver in the indentation closest to you and tilt the handle of the screwdriver back.
Open the lid. Lift and tilt the entire cabinet toward you. Look down through the hole to the front bottom edge of the cabinet. It is hooked under the front edge of the washer frame. Remove the cabinet and place it aside.
Replacing the shell:
Pick up the cabinet, hook it under the front of the frame, and tilt it back into place. Push the sides of the cabinet in as you are tilting it back to make sure the hooks in the frame (back, sides) line up with the cabinet. You can know it's in place when the edges of the cabinet line up evenly with the edges of the back.
Re-install the gold clips. Hook them into the back panel, put them into the slots in the cabinet, and push down until they snap into place. Re-connect the lid switch. Lower the console. Replace the screws. Replace the end caps - bottom first, then snap them in at the top.
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