Getting Inside a Maytag Atlantis or Performa Washer

Sooner or later, you’re gonna need to get into the guts of your Maytag Atlantis or Performa washer to do stuff like replace the pump, adjust the motor tension, and replace the transmission, among the more common repairs on these beasts. One question that comes up frequently in the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums is, “How do I get inside this thing.” Piece of pie, tovarish! Behold:

First, pop the top:

1. Unplug the washer.
2. Using a stiff putty knife, press the locking clip in the seam between the “hood” and front panel, as shown below. There’s a clip on each side. Raise the top panel up and out of the way. You may want to tape the the lid to the top panel so it doesn’t slam into the wall, thus evoking explicit language.

Popping the Top on a Maytag Atlantis or Performa Washer

Now you’ll see two screws, one on each side. Remove ’em and pull the top of the front panel out toward you. Then just lift the panel off the bottom hinges and there you be.

Removing the Front Panel on a Maytag Atlantis or Performa Washer

Ain’t nuttin’ to it. Now whup up on that bad boy!


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