Archive for July 17th, 2010
In order to get the drum out, you must remove the Control Panel and Top Front Brace
Start by unplugging the ribbon cable from the side of the Machine Control Microcomputer. Note the cute little latch holding the connector plug in place. Things will not go well with you if you break that latch off; the plug will vibrate loose.
Unthread the ribbon cable from the clips all the way around the rear and right side of the washer body.
The Control Panel has three mechanical attachments:
Remove the screw behind detergent drawer on far left. Put the drawer in a tray so it doesn’t drool all over the place.
Unsnap latch inside the washer body on far right. By now you’ve removed the top, so just reach inside and shove the tab over a bit to the right to release the latch.
Unsnap latch in the middle. This one baffled me, but all you must do is push upward with a screwdriver (or maybe a dowel) inside the notch on the bottom of the Control Panel Cover directly above the middle of the door opening.
Then feed the ribbon cable through the opening.
Now you can get to the screws that hold the Front Panel in place. Don’t remove those until you disconnect the Bellow that seals the Tub to the Panel and unhook the Door Lock assembly.