How to Remove Panels on a Kenmore Laundry Center

You can access the inside of the washer and dryer on your Kenmore laundry center much like any other washer or dryer. You will need to remove the bridge panel to access some areas for removal. The bridge panel is the panel that angles from the back of the washer to the bottom of the dryer. When you remove the bridge panel, you can access the washer top mounting bolts and the control components in the dryer.

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Step 1

Unplug the Kenmore laundry center power cord from the wall outlet. Locate the screws on the bottom of the washer front panel that secure the panel to the washer. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Step 2

Pull the bottom of the front panel out slightly and pull down to disengage the top clips. Remove the front panel away from the washer.

Step 3

Locate the two screws securing the top of the bridge to the bottom of the dryer. The screws will be under the front bottom of the dryer portion of the laundry center. Remove the two screws and tilt the bridge down. Pull the bridge away from the laundry unit.

Step 4

Remove the screws under the front corners of the washer top with a nut driver. Remove the two screws on the top of the rear corners with a nut driver. Flip the top panel to the left to raise the top panel into a service position.

Step 5

Locate the two screws on the top corner of the dryer unit. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Lean the front panel out toward you until you can reach the wires inside. Disconnect the door switch wires, spark gap and the three wires that connect to the control board. You can remove all wires by pulling them from the terminal ends with your fingers. Lower the front panel out of the way.