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Open top console kenmore 600 washer - Kenmore 600 3.5 cu. ft. Top Load 110-2962 Washer

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SOURCE: Cannot open washer and remove console

The console should come off by placing a putty knife under the front corner of the console. Push straight in, while lifting up. The console should pop off exposing two brass colored clips that hold the main body on. Remove the clips and the whole casing should come off the frame. I hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: How do I lift the top of a Kenmore 600 series top

Most of them machines the top don't pop. You flip up the controls and release the s-clips on each side and then tip the case towards you to get it off. fd538c6.jpgSome screw down from the front, others have the screw hidden, still others don't have a screw just a clip on each side of the control that can be easily popped with a putty knife.

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Will fill with water but won't begin wash cycle

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Newer model Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a Lid Switch as a safety device. Unless the switch senses that the lid on the washer is closed, the washer will neither agitate nor spin.

Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

Following is a description of how to release the console for access to the pins.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.$FILE/L-55.pdf

It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

If it works, the Lid Switch is a relatively inexpensive part.

Mar 30, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore 600

These washers are not designed to have the back panel removed. They are designed to have the entire cabinet come off in one piece. Its a failrly simple procedure. Just follow these steps:

1. Unplug washing machine.

2. Remove console. This can be accomplished in one of two ways depending on which type of console you have.

a. If the console has removable end caps, the caps lift off by prying on the top from the back of the washer. The cap will pull off towards you as you are facing the unit from the front of the washer. There will be a screw under each end cap that you will need to remove.

b. If the console
does not have removable end caps, you will need to slide a putty knife under the front corner of each side and push in while lifting up. There is a retaining clip under each side that has to be released.

3. Once the console has been released it will lift up and fold back over the back of the washer in its resting position. Use care not to stress the small plastic hinges that hold it on. They can break easily.

4. Under the console will be two large brass colored clips. Take a large flat blade screwdriver and place it in the groove of the clip on the washer top. With the screwdriver firmly in the groove, push away from you towards the back of the washer. This will release the clips.

5. Disconnect the lid switch connector plug. This is the white colored plug on the washer top under the console.

6. Remove the washer casing. Open the lid of the washer. Using one hand, grip under the front rim of the washer opening. Do not grab the wash tub, just the casing. Tilt the washer case from the back first towards you, slide forward slightly, and then lift up. The entire case comes off exposing the wash tub and components.

To reinstall the washer casing, follow these steps to ensure you get the case correctly placed and secure on the frame:

1. With the lid of the washer open, grasp the case under the front rim and place it on the washer frame. While looking down through the washer lid opening, make sure the front lip of the case is placed UNDER the washer frame and rocked back onto the frame to ensure that the small cleats on the frame fit into the slotted grooves on the washer case base. If you do not get the case seated correctly it will rattle and vibrate while the washer is in operation.

2. Make sure the back of the washer fits into the washer casing on each side by leaning over the front of the washer and grasping the back panel and pull towards you. Reinsert the brass clips by placing the clips into the slot on the back of the washer first, and then forcefully push then down into the opening on top of the washer.

3. REINSTALL LID SWITCH CONNECTOR. It is easy to forget. If you do not reconnect it, the washer will not work correctly.

4. Reinstall console.

NOTE: o reinstall the back panel correctly you will need to pop the case loose from the frame and reinstall. That's why I included all these steps.

Read through everything thoroughly. If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this information is helpful.

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Leaking Kenmore 600 washer - How do I get it open?


What were looking at is a older style washer there is a problem getting theese off but you have to open the top first then you will find that it just pops off theese are easy to open 1 you will need a screwdriver a flat head known as a straight screwdriver you will stick it between the cracks in the front top between the front cover and push on 2 metal things its quite easy try this hope it works out for ya


Jul 19, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I cant open the this machine to do repairs


Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it.

Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them.

Flip the console up, back and out of the way.

Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up.

Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free.

Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently.

Remove the washing machine cabinet. Tilt the cabinet towards you, and then lift the entire cabinet up and off of its platform.

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How do you open the console on a Kenmore 80 Series Washing Machin

To replace a motor coupling on a Kenmore top loader, follow this link:

Included are all the step-by step instructions you need (including how to open the console). If you still have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Feb 25, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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I need to open the top of my kenmore washer...


To remove the top use a pry tool or a putty knife and insert it straight in from the front at each corner and push in while lifting up. You should feel the release tabs push in and the console will pop up. And under them would be the screws, open them.

Under the console you will find the lid switch connector. Unplug the switch from the connector. See the following on how to do this---
Now you can acces the lid clips.

Please ask for further clarifications.

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Feb 14, 2009 | Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer

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Raise top of machine

My appologies, this is my first day on this site. I was answering for a Oasis machine and the profile is now coming up Kenmore top loader. For the Kenmore top loader, there are 3 styles. 1 - The most common is as you look at the back of the console (where all of the knobs and dials are) there are 2 phillips screws where the console meets the top of the washer. If these screws are not present.... 2- check to see if there are two plastic pieces on either end of the console. Remove the plastic covers and there will be phillips screws underneath them. If neither is present.... 3- use a putty knife where the console meets the top of the washer and press. Once you have the screws/ clips removed pull the console towards you and rotate it up. You will now see two brass clips under the console. Place a large screw driver and press down where the clip dips inside the washer while pushing forward on the screw driver. Once these clips are out, the top, front and both sides will all tilt forward and can be set to the side as one unit. Now you can access everything underneath the top of the washer.

Jun 15, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Cannot open washer and remove console

The console should come off by placing a putty knife under the front corner of the console. Push straight in, while lifting up. The console should pop off exposing two brass colored clips that hold the main body on. Remove the clips and the whole casing should come off the frame. I hope this helps you.

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