Tip for removing the top panel and tub from the NEW versions of the Whirlpool Cabrio washers
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This isn't the normal Cabrio, this is the new version that is not a direct drive and lacks a recirculation pump. The proper removal of the top involves taking the hinge screws and other screws off the back and pulling the top forward a bit than up to clear a tab on each side. IMO it's a stupid design
The basket is removed by removing the spanner nut, its that galvanized thing maybe 2.5 inches in diameter just above where you took the 6 screws out.The original whirlpool direct drive spanner wrench will work or use a punch and hammer.
Put the 6 screws back in the basket hub before you try to pull the basket.
- I wish those shit heads at Whirlpool had not called this a Cabrio...it's confusing the customers, salespeople, and service staff too.
Source: Cannot release top spring clips on Whirlpool WTW5600XW0 Cabrio