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Detaching KD-17 panels?
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Post# 985685   3/7/2018 at 11:36 by kate (California)        

How can I detach and remove the "wrap-a-round" front panels from a KD-17? I see a couple of screws on each side of the interior.
Similarly, how to detach the lower panel.

Post# 985721 , Reply# 1   3/7/2018 at 19:27 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Bumping this for Kate. 


Does anyone know if the service manual in the library would cover this process? 

Post# 985732 , Reply# 2   3/7/2018 at 20:00 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Outer Panel Removal On KA KD 15, 16, 17 DWs

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To remove the upper door outer panel open the door and remove the four small Philips head screws, if the panel does not fall off close the door and pull it off by pulling out at the bottom.


To remove the service panel and toe-kick panel remove the two Philips head screws from each panel, after taking the two screws out of the lower edge of the service panel pull the bottom out then pull the panel down to release it from the top clips.


John L.

Post# 985778 , Reply# 3   3/8/2018 at 03:28 by kate (California)        

Thank you, John. Are these the screws on the top of the door?

Post# 985808 , Reply# 4   3/8/2018 at 09:10 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Kate, No they screw into the panel you are trying to remove, taking out the screws at the top of the door will remove the control panel.

Post# 985959 , Reply# 5   3/9/2018 at 18:14 by kate (California)        

Thank you, John. I didn't mention that the other side of this transaction is a KD-56. I began by successfully removing the door panel, but can't figure the next move. There are wheels, instead of a toe-kick. I think I feel a single screw centered between the wheels. Is this more complicated?


Post# 986113 , Reply# 6   3/10/2018 at 19:12 by kate (California)        

All done!

Thanks for your help, John. The service panel was attached to what I would call a chrome bumper, and they came out together. Behind that and the wheels there really is a toe-kick.


Post# 986125 , Reply# 7   3/10/2018 at 20:59 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Kate --

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So glad you were able to salvage the SS panels!  Another 17 series will live on because it's going to fit right in with today's kitchen designs!



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