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Replaced the coupler between the motor and transmission,

I replaced the coupler as sugessted, because the drum wouldn't turn, the coupler was broke. Now when I start the washing , machine, the drum jumps. The skid plates seems to not be in place, how do I posistion it?? It moves.

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Its a steel plate in the shape of a triangle each point has a notch which should line up with each posts of the base asm have someone help you by pulling the tub asm straight up to take the weight off so it will be easier to repostion suspension plate be careful of sharp edges

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