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How to open washer to check for leaks

I have a kitchenaid washer, trying to get inside to take a peek, i see other advice, take off 2 screws, then us eputty knife to pry back???? still lost, any adive would be great i think i can check to see where leak is if i can get inside

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The two screws are on the control panel, one on each end. some are on the front and some are on the back. they hold the control panel to the case.
after you take those out then flip back the control panel (it has two hinges on the back so it wont fall).
then you will see the two metal clips, use a screwdriver to release the pressure and take them off.  you will immediately be able to remove the entire case from the front by tilting it back toward you.
or you can just lay the machine down on its side and look under it.
if the leak is coming from the front center then it is the water pump.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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