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Video showing how to replace the lid cover (not the switch) on a Kenmore 70 Series washer.

The general steps to replace the lid cover (lid or top panel) on a Kenmore 70 Series washer. 1. Gather Necessary Tools: Before you begin, gather the tools you'll need, such as a screwdriver (typically Phillips-head), a putty knife or a flat-head screwdriver, and possibly a socket wrench. 2. Safety First: Ensure the washer is unplugged from the power source to prevent electrical hazards. * Accessing the Lid Cover: * Open the washer lid to expose the existing lid cover. * Look for screws along the rear edge of the control panel that secure it to the washer's cabinet. 3. Removing the Control Panel: * Use the putty knife or flat-head screwdriver to carefully pry up the edges of the control panel. * Once the edges are released, lift the control panel and flip it back. * Be cautious not to damage any wires or connectors. 4. Accessing the Lid Cover Screws: * With the control panel flipped back, you should now have access to the lid cover screws. * Look for screws securing the lid cover to the washer's cabinet. These are often located along the front and sometimes on the sides of the cabinet. 5. Removing the Lid Cover: * Carefully remove the screws using the appropriate screwdriver or socket wrench. * Once the screws are removed, lift the old lid cover off the washer. 6. Installing the New Lid Cover: * Place the new lid cover onto the washer in the correct orientation. * Secure the lid cover by reinserting and tightening the screws. 7. Reassembling: * Lower the control panel back into place and make sure it snaps securely. * Close the washer lid. 8. Testing: * Plug the washer back into the power source. * Test the washer by running a short cycle to ensure the lid cover is properly installed and the washer operates as expected. Remember, the specific steps and details may vary slightly based on the exact model of your Kenmore 70 Series washer. It's always a good idea to consult the appliance's user manual if you have it, or search for model-specific tutorials online. If you're not comfortable with this kind of repair, consider seeking assistance from a professional appliance technician.
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