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How to Remove the Washing Machine Cover on a Kenmore Elite

Andrew Todd

Kenmore Elite washing machines are front-loading residential clothes washers. The washing machines have several wash cycles, allowing you to wash cottons, delicate items, items marked as hand wash and permanent press items, such as slacks with pleats. After regular use, internal components of the washing machine will begin to malfunction, requiring repair. To access the interior components of the washer, you must first remove the top lid, which allows you to access the screws to remove the front panel.

  1. Unplug the washer from the wall outlet prior to servicing. If the plug is inaccessible, turn off the washer breaker in your service panel.

  2. Remove the screws from the two brackets on the rear of the top panel.

  3. Lift the top panel up and off of the washing machine.