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Top removal Need help with how open the top of Kenmore Elite washer to change lid switch.

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  • chevylove490 Jul 18, 2009

    What 2 screws in what panel?

  • chevylove490 Jul 18, 2009

    There isn't 2 screws on any any panel.The Model# 110.24942301(Kenmore elite)

  • chevylove490 Jul 26, 2009

    That only works for Whirlpool. I talked to a Whirlpool rep who showed me how to open the top. There are clips under each corner on the control panel.

  • chevylove490 Jul 26, 2009

    By inserting a thin putty knife I was able to push the clip and release the top. Thanks anyway bro.

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Peice of cake, my friend :)

Just take the 2 screws off from each side of the panel, then flip it around and pop the gold metal clips out. After that, unplug the connector and remove the entire frame, just like that. Then you can have access to the swich.

The only hard part is putting those gold metal clips back so just watch carefully at how you take them off. Good luck! :)

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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    Ned Halaweh Jul 26, 2009

    The screws are either in the front or back of the front panel where you push the buttons.

    1 screw on each corner.

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