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    Default Disabling Loud Buzzer on Kenmore 417.29042991

    Model Number: 417.29042991
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    The end of cycle buzzer on my Kenmore front-load washer is driving me nuts! Why do these things need to be so loud? Moreover, why isn't there always a way to disable the buzzer?!??

    So I've done a bit of research and from what I can tell the buzzer unit can be disabled by finding your way into the front panel of the unit and clipping one of the wires on the buzzer. Sounds like fun to me but I'm having problems determining exactly how to remove the front panel.

    Would anyone be able to assist me with figuring out how to remove this front panel? I've put links to some pictures below if that helps. So far I've only managed to find one screw, which is located behind the detergent drawer. I don't see any screws on the sides of the panel but maybe the whole top of the unit has to be removed first and then the panel screws are underneath? If that's the case, it will be super hard to do since the dryer is sitting on top and both units are in a closet in my apt...

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    Yup, unfortunately, you get to it from the top panel, so you'll need to take the dryer off the top of your washer. Then the screws to remove the top panel are in the back of your top panel.

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