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Maytag TL Lid Removal
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Post# 925555   3/7/2017 at 18:26 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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"Do no harm"...says i should ask first before getting medival on it's ass.
So what's the trick on these?


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Post# 925563 , Reply# 1   3/7/2017 at 18:35 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Already done...used the Yogitunes technique, thanks Martin!

What ya do is put a screw driver in a wash cloth, insert under the lid near the hinge point and pry up.
There is a compressible plastic ball that acts as a hinge in there (on each side) that will release.




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Post# 925587 , Reply# 2   3/7/2017 at 19:56 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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What i was after...


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Post# 925603 , Reply# 3   3/7/2017 at 21:34 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Ingenious lid hinge design -- no rusty hinges! But getting that lid back in takes a lot of patience and balance!

Post# 925609 , Reply# 4   3/7/2017 at 22:21 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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And believe me, to try and get those lid balls to fit into their respective holes without chasing them around the room or in the tub is not easy. Been there, done that.

Post# 925613 , Reply# 5   3/7/2017 at 23:28 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I put it back together by putting a ittle petroleum jelly on each...ah, ball...and um, inserting in their respective...ahem...holes.
Then you attach the first end of the lid, easily done.
Then move the other side of the lid just above the remaining ball and carefully tap or nudge it into place.
It s'what I done...first try.


Post# 925780 , Reply# 6   3/8/2017 at 21:11 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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As always, proper lubrication is key to getting things into the right place!




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