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How do I lock the "Clips" back after opening up a kenmore washer "Top/front"

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If you are referring to a Kenmore TOP LOADER and you are trying to reinsert the brass-colored j-hooks that hold the washer case to the back panel, follow these steps:

1. With the lid of the washer casing open, grasp the case under front rim and place it on the washer frame. While looking down through the washer lid opening, make sure the front lip of the case is placed UNDER the washer frame base in the front.

2. Lower the washer casing back onto the side frames. Make sure the small cleats on the side frames fit into the slotted grooves on the washer case base. If you do not get the case seated correctly it will rattle and vibrate while the washer is in operation.

3. Make sure the back of the washer fits into the washer casing on each side by leaning over the front of the washer and grasping the back panel and pull towards you to seat it.


4. Reinsert the brass clips. Place the 90 degree bend of the clip into the slot on the back of the washer first, and then forcefully push the J-hook end of the clip down into the opening on top of the washer. NOTE: Once the clips are snapped back into place, the washer case should fit tight and not move on the frame.

5. REINSTALL LID SWITCH CONNECTOR. It is easy to forget. If you do not reconnect it, the washer will not work correctly.

6. Reinstall console.


If you are not referring to a Kenmore top loader, configured in this manner, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER so I can determine how your washer is configured. These instructions apply to the majority of all Kenmore top loaders. I hope this helps you.

Posted on May 12, 2010

  • tigtig33 May 14, 2010

    No luck trying to force clips into lid, Im a mechanic by trade cant figure it out.

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Many washers have spring clips holding the lid in place, and a putty knife or scraper can be shimmied in to compress the clips and open the lid for service.

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You have a bad CCU. This is the control board on the top of the unit. Remove the top, three screws on the back. The board clips into the position. You can try to unplug the wires one at a time, the control will probably have to be replaced.

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Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it.
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Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them.
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Flip the console up, back and out of the way.
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Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up.
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Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free.
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Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently.
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The end caps come off by placing your hand over the TOP of the console and lifting each one from the back and pulling forward. If you can't get them to come off by hand, try placing a screwdriver in the top groove in the back and give it a twist to pope the cap free. Once the caps are removed follow these steps:

1. Once the console has been released it will lift up and fold back over the back of the washer in its resting position. Use care not to stress the small plastic hinges that hold it on. They can break easily.

2. Under the console will be two large brass colored clips. Take a large flat blade screwdriver and place it in the groove of the clip on the washer top. With the screwdriver firmly in the groove, push away from you towards the back of the washer. This will release the clips.

3. Disconnect the lid switch connector plug. This is the white colored plug on the washer top under the console.

4. Remove the washer casing. Open the lid of the washer. Using one hand, grip under the front rim of the washer opening. Do not grab the wash tub, just the casing. Tilt the washer case from the back first towards you, slide forward slightly, and then lift up. The entire case comes off exposing the wash tub and components.

If you are replacing the lid switch, you will now have full access to remove it from the under the washer casing.

To reinstall the washer case, follow these steps:

1. With the lid of the washer open, grasp the case under front rim and place it on the washer frame. While looking down through the washer lid opening, make sure the front lip of the case is placed UNDER the washer frame and rocked back onto the frame to ensure that the small cleats on the frame fit into the slotted grooves on the washer case base. If you do not get the case seated correctly it will rattle and vibrate while the washer is in operation.

2. Make sure the back of the washer fits into the washer casing on each side by leaning over the front of the washer and grasping the back panel and pull towards you. Reinsert the brass clips by placing the clips into the slot on the back of the washer first, and then forcefully push then down into the opening on top of the washer.

3. REINSTALL LID SWITCH CONNECTOR. It is easy to forget. If you do not reconnect it, the washer will not work correctly.

4. Reinstall console.

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. You can view some excellent exploded view diagrams of your washer at searspartsdirect.com for assistance in locating parts if needed. I hope this helps you.

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The end caps do not come off on this type of control panel. There is a retaining clip holding it in place at each front corner. You need to insert a putty knife between the top panel and control panel at the left and right front corners. Push the knife straight in from the front and push to release the retaining clips while lifting the panel. Once both clips ar released, the panel will open up. You can view a diagram of the console at searspartdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Control Panel Parts" heading. The retaining clips are listed as item number 8.

NOTE: Sometimes the clips will come off and fall down inside the washer cabinet. If this happens, you may be able to retrieve the clip by moving the washer and looking underneath. However, if it becomes caught somewhere inside the cabinet, you will need to remove the exterior cabinet to retrieve it. Just follow these steps:

1. Unplug washing machine.

2. Under the console will be two large brass colored clips. Take a large flat blade screwdriver and place it in the groove of the clip on the washer top. With the screwdriver firmly in the groove, push away from you towards the back of the washer. This will release the clips.

3. Disconnect the lid switch connector plug. This is the white colored plug on the washer top under the console.

4. Remove the washer casing. Open the lid of the washer. Using one hand, grip under the front rim of the washer opening. Do not grab the wash tub, just the casing. Tilt the washer case from the back first towards you, slide forward slightly, and then lift up. The entire case comes off exposing the wash tub and components.

To reinstall the washer case, follow these steps:

1. With the lid of the washer open, grasp case under front rim and place it on the washer frame. While looking down through the washer lid opening, make sure the front lip of the case is placed UNDER the washer frame and rocked back onto the frame to ensure that the small cleats on the frame fit into the slotted grooves on the washer case base. If you do not get the case seated correctly it will rattle and vibrate while the washer is in operation.

2. Make sure the back of the washer fits into the washer casing on each side by leaning over the front of the washer and grasping the back panel and pull towards you. Reinsert the brass clips by placing the clips into the slot on the back of the washer first, and then forcefully push then down into the opening on top of the washer.

3. REINSTALL LID SWITCH CONNECTOR. It is easy to forget. If you do not reconnect it, the washer will not work correctly.

4. Reinstall console by aligning the retaining clips with the holes on the top panel and pushing straight down until you hear a "click".


If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Once you've done this, the washer top frame will be able to be lifted up to gain access to the inside of the washer and the underside of the top frame. You should then be able to remove and replace the faulty switch.

Sometimes there are additional locking screws on the back side of the top panel that secures the panel to the main cabinet. Just be sure to check for these if after disengaging the front locking spring clips, you can't lift the panel up very far. Don't try to force it up, it should move freely if there are no other locking clips or retaining screws holding it in place.

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Hope you found this very helpful and best regards!

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