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Front door seal

We were doing laundry and it started sounding like some one dumped a bunch of change in the washer when we checked it the seal was off and there was a wire with a spring on one end in with the laundry Is this an easy fix and if so how.

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ITS REALLY NOT THAT EASY ,,, THEY MAY BE INSIDE BAFFLES DO NOT RECOMEND JUST LIVE W/ NOISE IF SOME ONE COMES OUT TO REMOVE UR LOOKING AT 250..+ JUST LABOR

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