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Replace mixing valve

I have an Amana model LW8203L2 and would like to repair/replace the mixing valve. I think the lid should raise to allow access to the valve, but it is not coming up very easy. I don't want to damage anything so I stopped. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: replace mixing valve

There are usually 2 screws on the front of the machine just above the lower access panel, but on the bottom of the front panel which need to be removed before the entire top of the machine will slide off of the front. Also be sure to access the control switch area to unplug the wiring harness before you move the top of the machine too far.

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