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Tub is very loose/wobbles during spin

I recently changed the clutch in my Whirlpool top load washer -- LSQ model type. I put it back together and it now spins -- but the tub spins way off center -- it wobbles and sounds lock the tub is actually knocking against the inside of the cabinet. My wife ran a load anyway, and said she now sees tiny shards of metal in the tub.
I had to make multiple attempts to get the gearbox back in on my recent repair -- each time tipping the machine far enough back to get the shaft in. When I put the cabinet back on, the tub was cockeyed. My wife came in and yanked the tub. We heard a SPR-O-O-I-I-NG sound and the tub popped into place. But, now this.
Any ideas to look for when I take the cabinet off tonite. I have the feeling (hope) its fairly simple. But, hope that there wasn't some damage done by running in this condition.

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Could be the balancing spring. but if you do not know where it is hooked, then that would be a problem.
investigate and look for holes where it would be fitted to hook a spring. if there are three of them , follow the other two which are still hooked correctly.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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