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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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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    why are you trying to remove the top panel?

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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.

Steve.
The domestic appliance engineer.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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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.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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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

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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