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Loose barrel The barrel in our washing machine is completely loose and moving all around now. Is this something my husband can fix-- or do we need to call a repair man?

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  • dembroski4 May 09, 2009

    yes, the inner tub is loose. We're wondering if it's the "snubber"? But can't figure out how to get the machine cabinet open to look??

    The top doesn't just hinge open on this model.

  • Victor
    Victor May 11, 2010

    Is the inner tub lose?

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Yes it is the snubber/block that fits on the top of the basket drive assembly. There are 2 screws the hold the control panel to the top of the washer. the control panel will hinge upward. when you have done this, locate the clamps that help lock the complete cabinet to the frame (bronze in color). Relase the clamps and then pull the cabinet toward you. Once the cabinet is removed, remove the agitator by useing a 7/16" socket. You will then need to remove then spanner nut (has 4 notches in it) that holds the inner tub to the block. You will also need to remove the white plastic tub ring attached to the outer tub. To remove the spanner nut, you can either purches athe proper wrench P# TB123A for about $20.00 or use a coal chissel and hammer. It takes a pretty good blow to losen the spanner nut. Now you can remove the inner tub and replace the block.
I know this sounds like a lot of work but, it is doable. I have added my web site address if you need a place to order any parts. The block # is 96384

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Posted on May 09, 2009

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