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Lid switch problem

I need to replace the lid switch on my washing machine, and am having trouble getting the front of the washing machine off. I have unscrewed the to screws at the bottom, but cannot figure out how to get the front off. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Malibu Insert a flat screwdriver or a putty knife between the top panel and the front panel and push the fron panel down, then pull it out. Gendos...post back

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So there are various conditions when a washing machine wont spin. Please check this link to get a detailed idea related to your problem:-

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