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Removing the door safety switch:
1. Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply.
2. Release the bellows from the front panel:

Releasing the bellows (door boot) from the front panel:
The front of the bellows is installed over the lip of the door opening in the front panel and held in place by a spring loaded wire loop.

3. Open the loading door.
4. Using needle nose pliers, start where the spring and wire are connected at the bottom of the bellows and pull the wire out of the groove of the bellows.
5. Pull the bellows off of the lip of the front panel.

6. Remove the (2) screw holding the switch assembly to the front panel.
7. Pull the switch assembly into the door opening and unplug the electrical connectors.

Install is the reverse of removal.

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