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Removing top cover to access switch

Can someone tell me ho wthe top cover cmes off so that Imay access the lid switch, My model is a wisr309dtaww.


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You have to pretty much use a putty knife to remove the front panel. Insert the putty knife into the edge of the front panel where it meets the top lid panel about and inch or two from the sides. One clip on each side. Push in the putty knife and give a little pull on the front panel repeat step for other side. That should get you into where you need to be.

Hope this helps you out. Feel free to ask any more questions about this if you run into anymore issues.

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