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Tub support broke

My machine was in the spin cycle with an uneven load and started "dancing" around the basement. As I was going to redistribute the clothes, it starting making a loud banging noise and I noticed the whole front of the tub was loose and hanging down in the front. I assume the brackets holding it up finally gave way. Is this repairable? (Kenmore 70 Series, about 15 years? old.)

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POST THE MODEL NUMBER PLEASE

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • James Chandler Apr 18, 2009

    pry your top panel up at the edges with a wide flat screw driver and look inside the front panel and remove screws that hold the front to the cabinet lift up and out. Now is it the tub or the front panel that came off. repost answer and will go from there.

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