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I have the F2 error code and bought the switch membrane. Now I have the panel off but it appears the staneless steel cover is glued to the plastic inner panel and I did not want to pry it off and damage it. How do I get the outside steel panel off so I can replace the membrane?

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It would help for me to know your model number, but I'll tell you what I know generally.

Often the metal cover is held in place on the plastic control panel frame by several bent metal tabs which are visible from the rear side of the plastic frame.

You may have to remove your circuit board from the frame to see them and bend them straight so the metal cover can be removed.

The drawing below should clarify this.

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