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Removeal of external case below loader door

I have trying to determine how to remove the metal curved modular panel below the fron loader door. Anyone know how to do this?

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If you are talking about the lower kick panel, all you have to do is remove the three 7mm (torx) screws under the bottom edge of the panel. HINT: If you prop the front feet of the washer up it makes access much easier. (I use a couple small blocks of wood). Once the screws are removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, just tap on either side and it should come loose. I hope you find this information helpful. If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know.

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