Can any one tell me how to easily get the control panel off this washer? The lid switch is bad. I got it out but can't get the control panel off. It does not have the screws in the front or in the back or under a plastic cover. . I don't remember seeing spring clips either. It does have two screws on each side under the bottom of the control panel. I can see them just can't easily get to them. I got one of them out . Problem is how to get it all back together after I replace the lid switch.
Sears Kenmore washer 110.28422700
Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:48 AM
This video is on APP page for a common WP lid switch. The switch is not the proper one for your machine but the video shows how to use a putty knife under the control panel ends to release the spring clips.
The switch you need is this one:
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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:22 PM
Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:49 AM
Many of us are familiar with this washer. It is a favorite of many technicians. Watch this video;
See how the control panel ends have hooks? The hooks are disengaged by pulling the bottom of the control panel forward. Some machines have a screw at each end holding everything down while yours has a clip.
Insert a putty knife as shown in the video. The clips have to be pushed in to release the front of the control panel ends; then pull forward and up on the end you are working on.
Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:56 PM
Wow great thank you so much. I will see tomorrow if I can get it off . I will let you know how it went later.
Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:08 PM
It worked like a champ. Used Putty knife to depress clip like you said and wala ! Control panel came right off. Replaced the lid switch and all is well now!!!
Thanks for all your help.
Edited by krr1101, 18 August 2014 - 10:08 PM.
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