Replacing the Cabinet on a Whirlpool / Kenmore Direct Drive Washer

The engineers got it right on this one; this is one of the easiest washers to work on ever made. The cabinet comes off like bip, bap, boom. But getting the cabinet back on can sometimes be a bit of pain for the uninitiated. Here are some tips that’ll hepya do it to it.

click for larger viewLook at the base of the washer on the sides. You’ll see two extrusions or metal tabs that mate with slots in the bottom of the cabinet. The cabinet has a lip on the bottom front that goes under the bottom frame of the washer. Place the lip under the base, let the cabinet down to mate to the extrusions on the base. Line the back up to the cabinet and replace the brass colored clips that hold the back of the washer to the cabinet. Plug the lid switch back in. Put console back in place and install the screws holding console.

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