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I have an old Kenmore Series 70 washer probably a '93 according to the metal tag inside at the back, looking at the tub... My problem is I don't know how to raise the top up to look at resecuring what I believe is the fill tube for filling tub after a rinse.. It is a clear... wide mouth plastic piece in the center at the back over the top of the tub..

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Next, see the following for how to release the console and remove the cabinet.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=e872dffdbfaf9dc6157e7c864c71f736

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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