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How do I get the lid off of a Maytag Washer?

I have an old Maytag ----23+years----and I need to get the lid off
to replace the lid safety switch----how do I get the lid up? Thanks

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Hi,

If you have broken or damaged lid hinges on your Maytag washer, the lid will have to be removed. Once you know how to take a Maytag washer lid off you can quickly replace the hinge and get your washer working again. Most Maytag washers are designed so that the control panel and the top panel can be serviced without completely removing them.

Step 1 Unplug the Maytag washer from the wall outlet. Pull it away from the wall. This will give you room to rotate the control console and the top panel into their service positions.
Step 2 Use a screwdriver to remove the securing screws that hold the control console to the top panel. Roll the control console back to allow it to rest in the service position.
Step 3 Insert a large blade putty knife between the top and front panel. Locate the retaining clips located 2 inches from each corner. Press in on the retaining clip and lift up on the top panel to release the clip. Repeat process for the opposite corner.
Step 4 Lift the front of the top panel up and rotate it back to the service position. The top panel will rest on hinges.
Step 5 Use a screwdriver to remove the hinge screw on each side. The screw is located under the top panel.
Step 6 Lift the lid hinge off of the pivot post. Grab the lid and remove it from the washer top panel.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on May 12, 2010

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  • lazierwhit May 12, 2010

    I DO NOT SEE THE SCREWS THAT YOU SAY RELEASE THE CONTROL PANEL----WHERE ARE
    THE SCREWS PLEASE


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 May 12, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Locate the three screws on the top rear edge of the control panel that
    secure the control panel to the rear of the washer.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



  • lazierwhit May 12, 2010

    HELLO----I DO NOT SEE THE SCREWS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. AT THE BACK OF
    THE WASHING MACHINE, THE TOP IS HELD ON WITH TWO CLIPS AT EACH BACK CORNER
    ----ONE ON THE LOWER BACK AND ONE FROM THE TOP THAT SNAP TOGETHER.
    IT LOOKS AS IF THE TOP CLIPS SLIDES THROUGH THE BACK CLIP AND A "BEND" KEEPS
    IT IN PLACE----NOW WHAT?


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 May 12, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Download the Complete Service Manual for your Washer :-

    http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_lib...

    It would be a Big File and would have all the Information you are looking at.

    Let me know,if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks
    for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!





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