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I want to open the hole whirlpool washer to vork on the shocks so it wont move.

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Unplug and drain it, IT is easier to drain if you use a wet and dry vacuum. Get some towels ready and unhook the water supply hoses. Lay the unit down on its side or back and you can then see the shocks and springs and bumpers by looking into the bottom of it. Some machines allow you top open the top cover where the lid is.

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