How to access the start switch on this model.
To access the start switch you will want to remove the 2 screws at the back of the control panel endcaps and then roll the control panel back. If this does not work then remove the cover off the back of the control panel.
How do I remove the end caps.
You will want to use a flat blade like a putty knife between the end cap in the front of the control panel on either side and slide it under the end cap. This will allow the control panel to be released. Once released you will be able to disconnect the endcaps.
How do I remove the end caps on my whirlpool washer?
To remove the endcaps you will remove the screw from the back of the endcaps and roll the control panel up and out. This will allow you to take the endcaps off the control panel.
How do you remove and reinstall without breaking the end caps? Also, how do you remove/install the outer cabinet? I am trying to find where the machine is leaking water inside the cabinet.
Answer Bruce, You don't need to remove the end caps. Here's some help : 1. Remove the two Phillips-head screws securing the front corners of the console to the washer top. ( most screws are on the back side of the end cap ) 2. Tip the console back on the hinges that secure the top of the console to the washer back. Components inside the washer cabinet can be accessed by completely removing the outer cabinet as one unit. 1. Remove the console mounting screws and tilt the console into the service position. 2. Unplug the lid switch harness connector from the receptacle in the washer top. 3. Remove the cabinet mounting clips by placing the flat blade of a screwdriver in the clip
. 4. Remove the cabinet by tilting it forward and pulling it away from the washer. 5. The rear panel can be tilted back for additional access to components at rear of machine by twisting the rear panel support 90°. and then tilting the rear panel back." If you inerst a jumper wire into the lid switch connector, you can run the machine with the cabinet off, but be careful. Good Luck and Thanks