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GE WHRE5260E1WW CLOTHES WASHER DAMPING STRAP

TUB VIBRATES EXCESSIVELY. I OBSERVED SEVERAL WASHER DAMPING STRAPS NEW PN WH1X2727 BROKEN. HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO THE MOUNTINGS OF THESE STRAPS? THANK YOU

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The mixing valve needs to be replaced. It should be under $50 and is easy to do.

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The mixing valve needs to be replaced. It should be under $50 and is easy to do.

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