This is the same diagram I saw on the Sears part website, but it doesn't match my 'frig. The gaps around the control panel are vertical so you can't slide a putty knife horizontal to the top of the frig.
I can't insert a picture - there's a problem with the site
Definitely trust you expertise. I'll try again. Just pointing out that this diagram doesn't match my frig. Even the control panel is a different shape. Here I go
So this model has a clip on the left and right. They are clip inwards and there are holes that I could have put a screwdriver in and pushed towards that side of the frig to release. There are definitely not 15 clips. I've forced the right and left, but now I can't get the back to release. The back has a post that extends down. Got any ideas?
I'm still trying to remove part 2. There aren't 15 clips. I've found on on the left and one on the right. There's a post in the back and evidently some clips back there but I can't release them. I can't upload a photo to this site so here's a link to a photo on Google Docs:
I got the Control Panel off. I did so by unscrewing the french door flap thing, then I was able to use your technique to detach the 4 clips in the front. There are no clips at the indention points you referenced. At the back are two larger protrusions that aren't meant to be unclipped.
Now I just gotta get this thing open
Got it replaced. Unfortunately it didn't fix my problem. The control pad is still unresponsive. Do you think that I'll need to replace that part?
OK, thanks for your help. I'll provide a positive rating.