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Just trying to gain access inside the calypso

It looks like the top should slide to allow the front panel to be removed. How do I do that? O.K. I realize if I can't get in, maybe I shouldn't. I suspect the pump has gone out - and more - made a few loud clunks, stopped, and water leaked out on to the floor, ugh.

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Take a small flat head screw driver or putty knife. Put a thin peice of cloth over it so as to not mar the finnish on your machine. Using a flash light look between where the top panel and the front panel meet. There will be two flat green peices of metal. Using your putty knife or screw driver, push on these clips towards the rear of the machine while lifting up on the top portion. Once you get the two clips off, you'll be in. There will be 4 screws across the top of the front panel. Remove these and you'll be able to pull the top panel upwards and remove it. Next, pull the washer forwards and lean the top console back towards the wall until it can rest against the wall without trying to fall back forwards. Across the bottom towards the front, there are 3 5/16" screws. Remove these and the bottom panel will come off. The pump is on the botom right hand side with the two large back hoses attached. I prefer to put a large, shallow container underneath to catch anyremianing water when I dis-connect the hose(s) to try and remove debris from the pump.

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