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Top load Whirlpool Calypso...how to gain access to control panel

This piece of **** won't come on at all. How do I gain access to the control panel?
some years ago when it was new...we had some problems...I did watch as the man accessed the panel, I seem to remember he used a putty knife to release a lock, but I cannot remember where he put it.
Can you please help?

Thank you for your time.
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The latches are located in each lower corner of the console

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