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I have a Kenmore issue

First we can't open the lid. 2nd the button that activates the machine is broken. We are trying to open the machine to look into this problem. Any ideas? The model number says 24632300

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Get a putty knife and come over about 2inches from the front edge and push in between the top and cabnit should feel a spring retract at the same time your lifting the lid do the otherside and raise the top the push the hook back on the latch and raise the lid then replace the lid lock switch

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