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Spring under the lid came loose, I don't know where to hook it back up.

I have the F&P GWL11 and the spring under the top that pulls the tub towards the front left corner comes undone. Last time it was still under warranty and the repair guy said it was simple, so I didn't make him show me how to fix it. Now, no warranty and I don't see where the spring hooks up to. I don't know if it's missing a hook type piece because it just has a circl on the unattached side, so I looked for a hook on the tub or something and I don't see it. Thanks!

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Spring attaches to the top end of the wire rod that the bowl is suspended by and a orange (or is it red) plastic clip on top of bowl.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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Go to this site it'll show you a blown up parts location and you can find where the spring goes. [www dot partselect dot com]

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