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This has been a common question - my clothing guard and wire from under the lid fell off, how do you put them back on??
Push in on the spring clips securing the front of the cover, then raise the cover. Recommended tools for releasing the cover spring clips are a wooden or plastic wedge, or a one inch putty knife. The cover may be damaged/chipped if a large flat screwdriver is used.
The plastic cover shield/guard is attached to the flange on the underside of the cover/top panel. A rigid plastic retainer, supports and correctly shapes the shield at the rear of the loading hole. Both the shield and retainer are fastened to the cover by a wire loop.
The suggested procedure for repairing a cover shield which has fallen off is as follows...