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How do we get the front off - seems to be stuck on the top front panel

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Easy as pie
First remove the top panel as it will make life easier.. there are 3 screws at the back sometimes you'll find that they only put 2 on. slide it back and it will come off

The remove the soap draw and you will see 4 screws remove them and pull back the front panel from the draw side and it will come off. You have some wires connected to it they are all numbered if you look closey.

Remove them if you wish to . (p.s. the control know will just fall out when you pull the panel off, there are no other screws)

Now the front panel is easy too you will c when you look at the top side of the panel there are three screws holding it in place remove them

there are three screws at the bottom of the panel behind the kick plate at the bottom of the machine.. Remove kick plate to access them.

Alos you have to remove the ring around the door rubber and the 2 screws holding the doorinterlock in place. Thats it. Ive done hundreds of these machines and they are easy as pie.. hey presto you can now pull of the panel.

Please please rate if this solution helps cheers

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