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Removing washing machine top
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Sharon Williams    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:10:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have a kenmore washing machine that is pretty old. I would like to know how to remove the top. Model #11082873800. I've read some of the other posts and tried to remove it by pushing on the plastic pieces on the side seams, but it does not work.


Bob/Ont    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:43:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sharon, why are you opening the top?
Later Bob

Sharon Williams    Posted 01-03-2004 at 05:51:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to open the top to check the hoses to make sure they are not clogged. I've cleaned the hoses from the wall and around the strainer. I had to do this because of a water heater problem. I am not getting warm water, I get hot, but not warm. Thought maybe the hoses inside the machine were clogged. Also, I have screws going through the clips on the top of the washer so I can't pop it off. Guess I will just deal with luke warm water. Thanks for all your help.


Bob/Ont    Posted 01-03-2004 at 06:49:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The water comes in through a pair of valves where the hoses connect at the back. They are likely not working too good. They blend the water to make warm. When mine gave trouble it just didn't shut off once and flooded the machine. If you can get hot water and get cold water and the machine works well, I would change the water control valve. The valve should be all one piece of plastic with two solinoids in it.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 01-03-2004 at 12:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
bob,s right sharon , it wouldn,t be the hoses, it,s the control valve thats mixes your water , they don,t cost much, more to have an appliance tech put them in , you can do it yourself and you can,t get at it from the back.

Jim in michigan    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:17:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do appliance repair, but without seeing it all I can assume is that it has the two spring clips in the front,, try looking in the crack at the bottom of the washer top between the front panel and the top, you should see some lil clips,, push on them with a screw driver, you may have to put the screwdriver against them then hit the driver with your hand,, if that doesnt work email me and i will give you a few more Ideas,,,,Jim

cill b va    Posted 01-02-2004 at 00:47:19       [Reply]  [No Email] plus parts ordering

~Lenore    Posted 01-01-2004 at 19:55:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
This site helped me. It told me how to remove a part from my old washer. Then it told me how to order a replacement. It is really a cool site!! I keep it in my favorites.

S. Williams    Posted 01-01-2004 at 19:59:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you all for your help.

Willy-N    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:44:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is hinged in the back and you need to put like a screw driver in the seam in the front right or left corner and pry the top up. It snaps into sockets to hold it down. The complete top will lift up and hinge back. Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 01-02-2004 at 20:42:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, I just lift the lid up, take hold of the top, pull it to me and lift at the same time.
Later Bob

Maggie/TX    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:40:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's been a while since I had to work on the washing machine, but it seems like to me you just take a flat tip screwdriver and pry at the seam between the top and the base. It's about two or three inches from the top.

You might try a search at for Kenmore washers and see if they have a page of schematics anywhere. (In case my memory is wrong, which it is quite often.)

OH, and another good website that might have pictures and details for you is

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