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How do I remove the top panel of the Whirlpool Cabrio washing mac

The top panel of my Cabrio washing machine has rusted out close to the bleach cup. I have a replacement top, but I can't see how to remove it. Once I get the top up, I think I can figure out the rest. I know many machines will have a spring-loaded clip you trip with a putty knife. I can't find it on this machine. Any advise would help. Thanks.

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    Can't figure out how to take off the top of the washing machine to replace the lid switch. I don't think the end caps pop off and it is tight to slide a putty knife in between to get to the clips

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To gain access to a Cabrio washer, use a putty knife to press inward on the 2 spring clips located where the washer top meets the washer's front/side wrap around case. Standing in front of the washer, measure approximately 3 inches inward from the outside of the case. It helps if you get eye level with the line where the top meets the case and shine a flashlight in the crack. You should be able to see the clips. Press in on both of them and the top should lift.

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The lid to my whirlpool cabrio top loading washing machine will not open completely???


Hello. How old is your washer? Is there rust around the bleach dispenser near the left side hinge? What probably has happened is the hinge assembly underneath the top cover has rusted from the contact with chlorine and or fumes. These washers are notorious for rusting at the hinges, especially near the bleach dispenser. The parts involved are:
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Also, in case your suspension rods get worn out(the tub has a hobby horse "bouncy" movement), the part number for the set of 4 is w10368625. The proper way to check the rods is to place your hands on the right and left side of the tub ring(the plastic cover over the basket) and shove smartly down and release--the tub should grip going down and pull coming up--no springy movement--just like shock absorbers on a car. It should come up and settle. If it has any bounce at all, the rods are worn--symptoms will be increased out of balance errors or the washer might start banging during spin. I hope this helps you. If you are hesitant about performing any of the repairs above, please call for service!


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