How to Take Apart a Roper Washing Machine

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Always unplug the Roper washing machine from the power supply before attempting to take it apart.

Taking a Roper washing machine apart is a job that can be done in less than 30 minutes. The Roper washer is similar in design to many GE and Whirlpool brands, using a one-piece cabinet that covers the top, front and both sides of the washing machine. Taking the washer apart requires removing a few parts. That means you can take it apart yourself, saving the time and expense of calling a repairman to do the job for you.


Step 1

Unplug the electrical cord of the Roper washing machine from the electrical outlet, before attempting to take apart the washer.

Step 2

Detach the end caps from the washer by pressing in on the center of the caps with your thumbs. Pull them forward to remove the caps from the control console.

Step 3

Locate the screws in the front of the control console on both ends. Unfasten them with a screwdriver, setting the screws in a safe place.

Step 4

Flip the control console back so it is resting on the rear hinges. Locate the top lid switch near the back of the washer, unplugging the switch by hand.


Step 5

Locate the metal clips on the top of the washer near the back. Pry the clips up with a screwdriver. Remove them from the washer top.

Step 6

Lift the top cover of the Roper washing machine off the washer base. Set it out of the way.


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Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.