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Packing support bars

I purchased my washer in May of '05. I moved in Aug. '05 to a new location. My brother-in-law put in the barrel support bars that are necessary for transporting the washing machine. The local appliance repair co I called in to remove the bars and hook up the washer & dryer forgot to remove the bars. One load was run (started & left the house)& upon the second load it was obvious by the terrible banging the support bars had not been removed. When the appliance man came out to remove them I asked what type of damage was done to the machine. He said none which I questioned. On and off the clothes seemed to be more wet than they should have been. 8mo later the pump went & now the barrel is all over banging the inside of the machine. Does anyone know wether or not the support bars being left in could have done damage to the inside of the machine causing or leading to the trouble I've since been having?

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