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Cant release top panel

Its actually an older model kenmore, but looks same ten years old.
I released front clips, took panel off which exposes back of the top.
see 2 flat spring type clamps which come from the back and lie flat on the top. they are reccesed in two slots on top.
Beside each of these fastners there is a bolt head showing.
Do these have to be loosen these or do I snap the springs off.
Trying to get the front panel off eventually to check for leak

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If you are talking about the springs that look triangular in shape you use a putty knife or small flat screw driver and push the spring inwards. the top of washer will pop up. repeat with other spring. top will lift up now.

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The end caps do not come off on this type of control panel. There is a retaining clip holding it in place at each front corner. You need to insert a putty knife between the top panel and control panel at the left and right front corners. Push the knife straight in from the front and push to release the retaining clips while lifting the panel. Once both clips ar released, the panel will open up. You can view a diagram of the console at searspartdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Control Panel Parts" heading. The retaining clips are listed as item number 8.

NOTE: Sometimes the clips will come off and fall down inside the washer cabinet. If this happens, you may be able to retrieve the clip by moving the washer and looking underneath. However, if it becomes caught somewhere inside the cabinet, you will need to remove the exterior cabinet to retrieve it. Just follow these steps:

1. Unplug washing machine.

2. Under the console will be two large brass colored clips. Take a large flat blade screwdriver and place it in the groove of the clip on the washer top. With the screwdriver firmly in the groove, push away from you towards the back of the washer. This will release the clips.

3. Disconnect the lid switch connector plug. This is the white colored plug on the washer top under the console.

4. Remove the washer casing. Open the lid of the washer. Using one hand, grip under the front rim of the washer opening. Do not grab the wash tub, just the casing. Tilt the washer case from the back first towards you, slide forward slightly, and then lift up. The entire case comes off exposing the wash tub and components.

To reinstall the washer case, follow these steps:

1. With the lid of the washer open, grasp case under front rim and place it on the washer frame. While looking down through the washer lid opening, make sure the front lip of the case is placed UNDER the washer frame and rocked back onto the frame to ensure that the small cleats on the frame fit into the slotted grooves on the washer case base. If you do not get the case seated correctly it will rattle and vibrate while the washer is in operation.

2. Make sure the back of the washer fits into the washer casing on each side by leaning over the front of the washer and grasping the back panel and pull towards you. Reinsert the brass clips by placing the clips into the slot on the back of the washer first, and then forcefully push then down into the opening on top of the washer.

3. REINSTALL LID SWITCH CONNECTOR. It is easy to forget. If you do not reconnect it, the washer will not work correctly.

4. Reinstall console by aligning the retaining clips with the holes on the top panel and pushing straight down until you hear a "click".


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1. Unplug washing machine.

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