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Inside tub is leaning against the side of the machine

Heard a loud noise like the machine makes when it is trying to ajust a load. The machine had just started washing and wasn't to spin yet opened the top and the tub inside was leaning againt the side of the machine. What happened and what do I do to fix it?

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    lori morris May 19, 2009

    O.M.G. i just had the same thing happen 2 hours ago. if anyone can help it would be great. have 2 kids and husband gotta wash 3 loads a day to keep it from piling up. thanks in advance.

  • jshepwnc May 20, 2009

    Interesting! same thing just happened to ours.
    Drum is leaning against the side of machine...
    now what to do?


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Your machine has snapped a suspension leg and needs and engineer

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