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How do you take the top lid off of kitchenaid washing machine model # KAWS777EQUO and replace lid switch?

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There are two clamps under the control console. About 1 inch from the edge on both sides. Use a putty knife and slide under to be able to lift console up and tilt back. UNPLUG washer and you will see 1 gold clamp on each side and use a screw driver and pop them out. You will also see a little white quick connect unplug it and til your entire cabinet forward. You can take the entire cabinet off and access the lid switch. When you put the cabinet back on make sure the sides align and u dont crimp the clear hose where the cabinet indents in. Make sure to reconnect your lid switch and put gold clamps back.

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