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How to remove lid

How do you remove the lid on a WF220.
I have removed 2 screws on back, but the lid wount
come free.


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Re: How to remove lid

After removing the 2 screws, you just need to give the front of the lid a slight bang with the palm of your hand and that will free it off. Don't be affraid of breaking anything, you do sometimes need to give it a good push.
The previous solutions would have been right had you been looking for the solution to the same problem of a different model of hotpoint washing machine, they no longer use that style of lid-attatchments.

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Re: How to remove lid

Undo the screws at the rear, lift the back up slightly, and tap the side of the lid from one of the rear side, this will realease the two clips on the front.

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Re: How to remove lid

Usually after removing screws at back give the top a good push back or forward
there is a couple of pegs that lock into a keyway holding the front top in place

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Remove power to the unit.
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After you remove the two screws, slide the console slightly forward and then up. The console will then hinge to the back of the washer.
With the console now hinged back, locate the lid switch harness.
Disconnect the harness and check for resistance between the 2 grey wires (outside) on the lid switch connector connected to top of washer. With the lid down the circuit should read no resistance. If the circuit is open(infinite resistance) then the switch needs to be replaced. You can also use a insulated jumper on the lid switch harness to determine if its the switch.
To replace the lid switch you will now have to remove the cabinet. Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the two clips holding the back of the washer to the outer shell of the washer.
Disconnect the lid switch harness(If not still disconnected).

You can now pull the outer shell away from the washer. Do this by
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