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I am replacing the water inlet valve. How do you open the top the machine?

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There is no way to open the "top" of the machine, only the rear panel, lower "kick" panel or back plate (behind the timer mechanism). These water inlet valve can be accessed by moving the appliance away from the wall, removing a dozen screws and lifting out from the tabs. Most washers are repaired from below or the back, almost never the top or front. There is a chassis for the motor, but only the backs of the upper and lower areas are removeable without complete disassembly. Don't attempt to disassemble the entire thing--EVER! When in doubt, look for an online schematic, usually provided (as a PDF) by most manufacturers online. Exploded views as well.

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