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How do I get the top panel off of a kenmore 22802 washer. Most of these I expect to just pop open. it almost looks like you have to remove screws buried under the top

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Then see the following for a description of how to release the console and pull the cabinet if necessary.

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Their are 2 different ways to remove the top based on when that washer was made the manufacture used differnt methods this is how to do it on each style

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or in the very back egde of top will be 2 5/16th inch hexhead screws

for clips place a small screwdriver in front of that clip and pop clips off and slide top forward

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The switch # 3949238 on my kenmore washer #110.29842991 is broken. how do I remove the top cabinet so I can replace the part?b

Disconnect the power first.

Many washers have spring clips holding the lid in place, and a putty knife or scraper can be shimmied in to compress the clips and open the lid for service.

Some units, esp old Maytags, have 2 screws near the bottom of the front panel, and removing them will let the front panel tilt out, granting access to the top cover from the front.

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no don't touch the back at all.unplug it,then pop off the white end caps on the console and remove the two phillips screws,lift up the console,unplug the lid switch connection in the top middle and with a screw driver pop off the metal clips,just stick the screw driver in the hole and on top of the clip and just push towards the back wall and it will pop out,then open the lid and tilt the frame forwards and back at you and remove the hole outside frame.what problem are you having?let me know how you make out

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My washer appears to have a short in the control panel. Stops during some cycles, and doesnt work on the cold water choice. However, if i press hard on the panel, the cold will begin to fill the drum. I...

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No problem. What you want to do is this, remove the screws from the back panel first to remove that metal plate protecting the wires. Once off you need to take off the two covers on the sides of the control panel. There is one on each side, just pop them off. Once off you will see there is a screw under there holding the control panel in place. Remove the screws and that will lean back. Next take a flat head screw driver and put it under the lip of the lid on the front of the washer. I mean the lip that is about an inch down from the top on the front. Pry up and the whole lid will pop up. You will see the lid switch there held in by a screw, follow the wire to where it plugs in and unplug it and replace with the new one. Let me know if you have any other questions and if this was helpful to you. Always happy to help and good luck.

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nope, the knob does not come off in order to remove the panel off.

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if you found the screws, remove them then pull the panel towards you and the plastics hooks at the bottom of the panel would slide out towards you.

then you were able to open the control panel..

hope it works..

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