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Kenmore elite washer lid removal?

I have rust at the back of the lid on the washer. I can't figure out how to remove the lid to get rid of the rust. I have removed the screws that hold the pins to keep the lid from going back futher but still can't see how to remove it from the washer. Please help. Top loader, model number: 20942994 serial number: cl0411528

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I disabled and can exchange my washer if I can find serial number, I can't find it



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How do i remove the washing machine the top

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