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How do you remove front access panel?

How do you remove the access panel to get at and replace the water pump assembly. Does the top panel pop up to expose screws for the front panel or is there something I am missing?

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Follow along the seam where the top of the washer meets the front casing. About two to three inches in from each side is a retainer clip. Take a putty knife and push in on the clip while pulling up on the top of the washer and it will release, exposing the screws you will need to remove the washer front. You may need to try two putty knives and an extra set of hands if you run into difficulty. I hope this helps you.

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1. Unplug the washer. 2. Unscrew the 2 screws at the top back of the washer that secures the top of washer pane, slide it back and lift off, remove and set aside. 3. Pull out the dispenser tray and depress the tab at the back to full remove. 4. Remove the dispenser mounting screws, slide the dispenser back. 5. Carefully pull the control panel off from the top, disconnect the two wire harnesses and set the control panel aside. 6. Use needle nose pliers to remove the retaining wire and spring from the door boot seal, pull the seal away from the lip of the front panel. 7. Remove the 3 door mounting screws to release door latch assembly from the front panel. 8. Open and detach the filter access door and release the drain tube from the retaining tab. 9. Remove the screws inside the filter housing securing the front panel. 10. Carefully lift the front of the washer up and support it. 11. You can now remove the screws at the bottom securing the front panel(if your has these, mine were missing). 12. Now is also a good time to detach the pump assembly wire retainer from the base(small white plastic tab sticking downward). 13. Remove the support and gently lower the washer back down. 14. Remove the mounting screws on top of the front panel. 15. Now, use a flat head screw driver to depress the locking tabs to release the front panel from the frame. 16. Detach the recirculation hose from the retaining brackets on the inside of the front panel and set the panel aside. 17. Uncap the drain tube, and drain the excess water, then recap the tube. 18. Release the retaining clamps securing the hoses to the pump assembly and slide the hoses off.(be prepared for some water to spill). 19. Remove the two screws securing the pump assembly to the mounting bracket. 20. Now, push the assembly back to release it from the base. 21. Next, detach the drain pump cover(top white plastic cover) and disconnect the wires, now remove the 3 mounting screws and pull off the old pump. 21. Install the new drain pump by properly aligning it on the assembly. 22. Replace the mounting screws to secure. 23. Connect the wires to the new pump and snap on the cover. 24. Position the pump assembly into the cabinet base by inserting the mounting tab into the slots in the base, then push forward. 25. Replace the screws to secure the assembly to the mounting bracket. 26. Snap the wire retainer into the base. 27. Reattach all of the hoses to the appropriate ports on the assembly and position the retaining clamps to secure. 28. Replace the front panel, by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the base. 29. Secure the recirculation hose in the retaining brackets, making sure the door latch is inside the cabinet and snap the top half the panel into position. 30. Replace the screws on top. 31. Lift and support the washer, then replace the screws on bottom. 32. Remove the support and lower the washer. 33. Replace the 2 screws in the filter housing. 34. Secure the drain tube under the retaining tab. 35. Reattach the filter access door and snap it closed. 36. Now, realign the door latch assembly in the front panel, and replace the mounting screws. 37. Align the boot seal on the front lip of the panel. 38. Replace the retaining wire and spring to secure. 39. Replace the control panel, by first reconnecting the wire harnesses. 40. Now, insert the control panel tabs into the slots into the trim and snap the top half of the panel into place. 41. Reposition the dispenser and replace the mounting screws. 42. Slide the tray into place. 43. Reposition the top panel by aligning the edge of the panel with tabs on the support bracket, then push forward.
44. Replace the screws at the back. 45. Plug the power cord back in. Your done!
Your washer should be ready to use now!!! Good Job!
You should find this video useful, even if it is for a different model washer, it is what I used as a reference. Drain Pump Replacement part DC31 00054D Samsung Washer Repair

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1. Unplug the washer. 2. Unscrew the 2 screws at the top back of the washer that secures the top of washer pane, slide it back and lift off, remove and set aside. 3. Pull out the dispenser tray and depress the tab at the back to full remove. 4. Remove the dispenser mounting screws, slide the dispenser back. 5. Carefully pull the control panel off from the top, disconnect the two wire harnesses and set the control panel aside. 6. Use needle nose pliers to remove the retaining wire and spring from the door boot seal, pull the seal away from the lip of the front panel. 7. Remove the 3 door mounting screws to release door latch assembly from the front panel. 8. Open and detach the filter access door and release the drain tube from the retaining tab. 9. Remove the screws inside the filter housing securing the front panel. 10. Carefully lift the front of the washer up and support it. 11. You can now remove the screws at the bottom securing the front panel(if your has these, mine were missing). 12. Now is also a good time to detach the pump assembly wire retainer from the base(small white plastic tab sticking downward). 13. Remove the support and gently lower the washer back down. 14. Remove the mounting screws on top of the front panel. 15. Now, use a flat head screw driver to depress the locking tabs to release the front panel from the frame. 16. Detach the recirculation hose from the retaining brackets on the inside of the front panel and set the panel aside. 17. Uncap the drain tube, and drain the excess water, then recap the tube. 18. Release the retaining clamps securing the hoses to the pump assembly and slide the hoses off.(be prepared for some water to spill). 19. Remove the two screws securing the pump assembly to the mounting bracket. 20. Now, push the assembly back to release it from the base. 21. Next, detach the drain pump cover(top white plastic cover) and disconnect the wires, now remove the 3 mounting screws and pull off the old pump. 21. Install the new drain pump by properly aligning it on the assembly. 22. Replace the mounting screws to secure. 23. Connect the wires to the new pump and snap on the cover. 24. Position the pump assembly into the cabinet base by inserting the mounting tab into the slots in the base, then push forward. 25. Replace the screws to secure the assembly to the mounting bracket. 26. Snap the wire retainer into the base. 27. Reattach all of the hoses to the appropriate ports on the assembly and position the retaining clamps to secure. 28. Replace the front panel, by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the base. 29. Secure the recirculation hose in the retaining brackets, making sure the door latch is inside the cabinet and snap the top half the panel into position. 30. Replace the screws on top. 31. Lift and support the washer, then replace the screws on bottom. 32. Remove the support and lower the washer. 33. Replace the 2 screws in the filter housing. 34. Secure the drain tube under the retaining tab. 35. Reattach the filter access door and snap it closed. 36. Now, realign the door latch assembly in the front panel, and replace the mounting screws. 37. Align the boot seal on the front lip of the panel. 38. Replace the retaining wire and spring to secure. 39. Replace the control panel, by first reconnecting the wire harnesses. 40. Now, insert the control panel tabs into the slots into the trim and snap the top half of the panel into place. 41. Reposition the dispenser and replace the mounting screws. 42. Slide the tray into place. 43. Reposition the top panel by aligning the edge of the panel with tabs on the support bracket, then push forward.
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Remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily.

Drain the water into a bucket or shallow pan and lay a piece of towel under the pump filter prior to the removal of the filter. Turn the filter knob counterclockwise to remove and clean it. Reach in the pump to check if it is restricted or detached from the pump motor spline. Replace the pump assembly if the impeller is broken or detached.


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The drain hose is plugged or kinked or the drain pump is not working. Check and clear the drain hose from any debris that might be causing the water not to be pumped out. After checking and clearing the drain hose and the water is still not pumped out of the washer, check the pump to see if the impeller is good or the pump needs to be replaced. Access to the pump requires the top cover and the front panel to be removed. Disconnect power to the washer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

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Push the putty knife blade against the clips, one side at a time while lifting the cover to disengage the clips. Lift the top cover off the front panel then remove the two screws securing the front panel to the upper front corner braces of the cabinet.

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