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Washer leaking Can't figure out how to open it up so I can look for the leak. Can you help? It is called the Kenmore Elite Calypso Wash Motion Thanks

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On the front of the machine there is a oval shaped medallion that says 'whirlpool' - pop that out and remove the screw. Next, on the sides about two inches back from the front there are two posts that help hold the top on - use a wide screw driver or putty knife to pry the top up. Once the post disengage it's a easy sailing, sort of.

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Everythings goes okay until the last cycles and or minutes then it starts to leeks then it just recycles I had codes like L D, O b and the final one was d t. Whats going on with this machine

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Simply unplug for 40 minutes to reset the ECU.

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If this is a Calypso, there are retaining clips holding the top down in the front of the washer. You will need to look along the seam where the top meets the front panel the washer about 2 inches in from each side. Using a putty knife, insert into the seam and push straight in while lifting on the top. The retaining clips will release and the top lifts up. It may take a second set of hands to make this a little easier. When you get the top lifted up, there will be a couple of screws holding the front panel in place. Remove them and you have access to the interior of the washer. If this is not a Calypso, please post back so I can give you correct advice. I hope this helps you.

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