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How do we removing the back panel?

Hi, thank you so much for helping us. :).

We need to get to the belt. We have removed all visible screws and the screw that held the hot and cold water 'input'.

near the top on both sides are two indents with metal that looks like we are to slide the metal panel up to remove it. But the front top hood looks to be in the way. so we have really a few questions. please.

How do we remove the back panel?
Do we have to remove the front hood and if so how do we do that also?

Thank you ever so much anyone who can help us.

Cedar's Mommie.

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Thank you all so much. it turned out we had to remove the nobs on the controls then unscrew two screws in the back of where the knobs were then careful, slowly lift while moving forward this cover. when it came off then was found two slots where the back cover had two parts of the back slide under with a tiny screw holding all in place. removal of this screw and we were in the back of the washing machine.

thank you so much for your kindness and you time.


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You may not have to remove the panel you may be able to see the belt just by laying the washer on its side or its back the belt should be clearly visable running from the motor to the bowl of the washer. Is the back a timber or metal one. because there shouldn't be any screws up the top holding the back and some washers you can't get the back off. Whats the make and model

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • jeff moore Jul 21, 2008

    sorrty make and model up top

  • jeff moore Jul 21, 2008

    you should be able to just lay it down on side or back side is better because of drain belt should be right in front may have a plastic cover over it for safety find the motor should be at the back of the washer and belt runs from there to the bowl



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