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Raise top of machine

Need to open top of machine to remove an item

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  • SydneyFund Jun 15, 2008

    When you "pull" on the front of the top it won't come off.

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My appologies, this is my first day on this site. I was answering for a Oasis machine and the profile is now coming up Kenmore top loader. For the Kenmore top loader, there are 3 styles. 1 - The most common is as you look at the back of the console (where all of the knobs and dials are) there are 2 phillips screws where the console meets the top of the washer. If these screws are not present.... 2- check to see if there are two plastic pieces on either end of the console. Remove the plastic covers and there will be phillips screws underneath them. If neither is present.... 3- use a putty knife where the console meets the top of the washer and press. Once you have the screws/ clips removed pull the console towards you and rotate it up. You will now see two brass clips under the console. Place a large screw driver and press down where the clip dips inside the washer while pushing forward on the screw driver. Once these clips are out, the top, front and both sides will all tilt forward and can be set to the side as one unit. Now you can access everything underneath the top of the washer.

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