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Replacing bellows(boot) on Whirlpool Duet washer and I can't get the control console off. I don't want to force it and end up breaking something. I removed the screw in the recess behind the dispenser drawer and I have released the tab on the right side behind the console. I have also inserted a putty knife beneath the console and pushed it in slightly while pulling outward on the console, but I cannot get it to pop off. Please help!

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    Solution #1 by Lumpy816 rocks!  Only point I'd add is that since the clamps are rings, with the rear clamp in particular you may find the screw somewhere else along the circumference. Mine was on the left middle--recommend (slowly because one end of the screw is sharp) feeling around for the screw part of the clamp.



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Don't go this route. There is a clamp on the front. You can pry this off with a small flat head. Reach up and to the right and there is a screw on the rear clamp. A short phillips screw driver will let you take the rear clamp off. Re-seat the new boot. Tighten rear clamp. work the boot over the inlet on the upper left hand corner. For the front spring, insert a small flat head at the botom of the clamp and run a pair of needle nose plier around to help re-seat the clamp.

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